This huge vineyard, sitting at the highest point of the Sauternes commune, is in a class of its own when it comes to producing top quality sweet wine. Wine has been made here since the Middle Ages, when Bordeaux was under control of the English crown (the king was also the Duke of Aquitaine). As is so often the case, it was a young widow - Françoise Joséphine de Sauvage d’Yquem - who set Yquem on the road to greatness (it was Francoise who came up with the idea of picking the fruit is several passes through the vineyard). Today, Yquem is owned by LVMH.
"And finally a particularly forward vintage of this superlative wine which showed all the richness and concentration that Yquem can muster..." Jancis Robinson
All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab.
Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.
AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods
The wine can be dispatched immediately.
TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit
When the wine arrives in the UK, we will contact you to confirm that it has been dispatched in accordance with your instructions. If the arrival date is important to you, please do contact us for further information.
UNDER BOND PRICES: Exclusive of UK Duty & VAT
Wines can be purchased Under Bond for storage in a bonded warehouse, or for export.
Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery to a UK address can take place.
DUTY PAID PRICES: Inclusive of UK Duty & VAT
Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased Duty Paid.
A majority of our wines are sold under bond and are listed with under bond pricing; a duty paid equivalent price is shown underneath on the Wine Details page, purely for illustrative purposes.
If a wine is being listed duty paid, only the duty paid price is shown. Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bonded Storage and cannot be returned to an Under Bond status. They can be stored in a professional warehouse but will be stored Duty Paid.