Chateau d'Yquem, Sauternes 2008, France (750ml)
PRESS: Wine Enthusiast - 98 points. 'Impressively balanced, with the fruit rich, intense with a golden glow. The acidity is as important as the freshness, giving a delicious lift to the core of dry, concentrated botrytis. Obviously a great wine for long-term aging in a great Sauternes year.'
Producer: Chateau d'Yquem
Country Hierarchy: Bordeaux, France
Grape/Blend: 80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Food Suggestion: Blue Cheeses
Wine Style: Dessert - Lush and Balanced
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Winemaker Notes: Discovering Château d'Yquem starts with the bouquet. Although not always very outgoing in young vintages, it is marked by fruit (apricot), madarin, and occasionally tropical fruit) and oak (vanilla and toasty aromas). The first impression of Château d'Yquem on the palate is always very silky, and often sumptuous. This fine wine has a strong, but never overbearing character, with great elegance and poise. It always maintains a balance between sugar and acidity (sweetness and freshness).