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2003 Château d'Yquem, Sauternes

2003 Château d'Yquem, Sauternes

Ref: BORD0340
White  |  Still  |  14% ABV

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. 

Single Bottle
price shown is under bond
£165.00
duty paid price: £200.68
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: Sauternes
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: White
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2014-2030
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 4
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"2003 Chateau d’Yquem is slightly deeper in color compared to the 2004. It is attired with an intriguing bouquet with Manuka honey, quince, honeycomb and a touch of nougat, though it does not have the pixilation of a top vintage. The palate is unctuous right from the start: gloopy in texture with hedonistic ripe honeyed fruit laced with orange zest and a strong spicy note on the finish. It has moderate length, but finishes with plenty of glycerine in the mouth. This is certainly the finest 2003 Sauternes." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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.

 

Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

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. 

 

Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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Additional Information

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