What kind of wine is Chateau Yquem?


What kind of wine is Chateau Yquem?

Yquems, which are Sauternes, sweet wines from Bordeaux, are known for their exceptional longevity. This week, Christie’s will put up another Château d’Yquem, this time a 1847 vintage, for auction among a number of other rare wines and spirits.

What does Yquem taste like?

Something else to consider, when d’Yquem is young, not more than 25 years after the vintage, the flavors will better resemble honey, drenched tropical fruit. As the wine ages further, often those yellow tropical fruit flavors fade and tasters experience flavors of caramel, burnt toast, spice, and creme brulee.

Is Chateau d’Yquem a red wine?

Yquem’s dry white wine In addition to the well-known sweet wine, Château d’Yqyem also produces a dry white wine: Y d’Yquem (where you pronounce Y as ‘ygrec’). This wine has been made every year since 2004 and is also a blend of sémillon and sauvignon with the accent – unlike the sweet wine – on the sauvignon.

Is Chateau d’Yquem a white wine?

Wine aficionados have agreed for centuries: Château d’Yquem is by far the best sweet wine in the world and perhaps even the best white wine in the world. It is hence the only chateau in Sauternes with the Premier Cru Superior status.

What food goes well with Sauternes?

Sauternes Food Pairing Consider cheesecake of all kinds (sans chocolate), almond tart, lemon tart, meringues, and custards. That said, Sauternes shines alongside something more savory such as Roquefort or Livarot cheese and foie gras or terrine with caramelized onions.

What is Château d’Yquem?

Château d’Yquem is a property in the Sauternes district of Bordeaux, making what is arguably the world’s most famous dessert wine. It was the only Sauternes château rated as Premier Cru Supérieur in the official Classification We go looking for the top tier in the world’s most famous wine region.

Is Yquem a wine?

“I do not call Yquem a wine because there are an infinite number of “wines” as such, but Yquem is unique. I prefer the word nectar – the drink of the gods – and if I found one that was more noble, I would be less ashamed of our restrictive vocabulary so poorly suited to superlatives.”

Can I drink alcohol with Yquem?

Excessive alcohol consumption is dangerous for your health, drink Yquem in moderation. Terms & conditions Close Anecdot’Yquem Anecdote #18A tasty flight of fancyFind out more Back home Château d’Yquem country/region

Who owns Yquem Chateau?

A half bottle of Yquem, 1999. After the 1968 death of the Marquis Bernard de Lur-Saluces, the château was run by Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, a minority (7%) owner. The Comte inherited a typical annual production of 66,000 bottles a year.