Chateau d'Yquem, Y d'Yquem Bordeaux Blanc 2012 1.5l

  • Type: White
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: 1.5l
  • Rating: WA 91-93
Price: HKD 2,680
Tasting Note
A dry white wine made from two-thirds Semillon and one-third Sauvignon from the vineyards of Yquem, Ygrec was first introduced in 1959, and around 1,000 cases are produced each year. An exquisite white Bordeaux, while it does possess a high level of residual sugar (8%-9%), 90% of the people who taste it would say it is completely dry because of its high acids and low pH. A brilliant effort, the 2012 was harvested between September 25 and October 25. It should drink well for 8-12 years. Note: I was unable to taste the 2013 Ygrec because the final blend had not yet been assembled, so I am including the 2012. It appears the 2013 will be composed of equal parts Semillon and Sauvignon. Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014