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Chateau d'Yquem 2003

Chateau d'Yquem 2003
$1,797 a case of 3 Bottles (750ML)| $599 / Unit
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    Parker : 96 / 100
    J. Suckling : 98 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The average June temperature for 2003 was the warmest ever recorded at Yquem since they installed their first weather station in 1896. And things were only just starting to heat up. This notoriously hot vintage nonetheless produced some very pleasant Bordeaux surprises, Yquem being one. As readers can guess, obtaining the necessary sugar levels was not the problem this year. If it was a question of sugar alone, berries could well have been harvested in August. But come September, the wait was on for the botrytis. Fortunately, a little rain beginning on the 5th of September kick-started proceedings, and with the help of continued warm temperatures, the noble rot took off like a rocket! After this, frenetic harvesting and strict selection ensued. Harvest was over in a record nine days, resulting in a super rich, concentrated and full botrytized expression that beautifully does justice to both the vintage and to Yquem.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    J. Robinson
    20

    J. Suckling
    98

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Wine Spectator
    97

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Chateau d'Yquem

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    Superior First Growth

    Parker
    96

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

    On Special
    No

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