Château d'Yquem

AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)

Château d'Yquem


1959 Château d'Yquem, Premier Cru Classé Supérieur, Sauternes AC, 
Château d'Yquem

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Das Fehlen von Zustandsbemerkungen im Katalogeintrag bedeutet nicht, dass das Los keine Abnutzung, Reparaturen oder Defekte aufweist oder in einwandfreiem Zustand ist. 

Jancis Robinson: 19.5/20 
Great wine at its peak but showing no sign of fading. Tawny with a greenish tinge at the rim. Gloriously tangy. 120 g/l. Great balance with some gunpowder and smokiness. It was extremely hot when the grapes were picked. Amazing that it's as good as it is in an era that pre-dates sophisticated temperature control. Extremely rich with notes of dried fruits. Great balance with strong dried citrus peel notes. Vital. Slightly more pronounced acidity than another bottle I was lucky enough to try late last year in London. 

John Gilman: 97 points
The 1959 Yquem is a great vintage and the wine is at its absolute zenith at the present time and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The utterly profound bouquet soars from the glass in a blaze of oranges, white cherries, honeyed nuts, crème brulée, new leather, great minerality, barley sugar and gentle topnotes of candied orange peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, long and very, very refined, with a rock solid core, impeccable balance, laser-like focus and simply stunning acidity for a nearly fifty year-old wine that keeps this glorious titan light on its feet and endless.
A brilliant vintage of Yquem.

The 1959 Yquem came directly from the property and is the best bottle I had up to that point. Apricot, marmalade and quince adorn the beautifully defined nose that is almost Barsac-like in quality. The palate is built around intense marmalade-tinged honeyed fruit and a razor-sharp acidity that effortlessly slices through it. This is imbued with wonderful tension - gorgeous crème brûlée, marmalade and quince towards the pixelated finish.

Product information

Category Wine
Color white
Taste Sweet
Vintage 1959
Grape variety Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Bottle size 0,75 l
Bottle cap Natural cork
Quality level AOP - Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOC)
Origin Bordeaux (FR)
Alcohol content 14% vol
Contains sulfites Yes
Öko-Kontrollstellennummer Händler CH-BIO-123'4'5^4545


Contains sulfites Yes
CHF 2’350.00 CHF 3’133.33/Liter
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  • jancisRobinson 19

  • vinous 97


  • Château d'Yquem
  • Frankreich
  • Château d'Yquem
    33210 Bordeaux