Château d'Yquem 1953
One bottle available. "Wonderful richness with race and delicacy...Very complete testament to the longevity of great Sauternes. Very vibrant still." Jancis Robinson
|Grape Blend||Sémillon 100%|
|Winemaker||Comte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces|
|Label Quality||Bin-soiled/aged label with tear; some cellar dirt to bottle and slightly corroded capsule.|
|Fill Level||Very top shoulder.|
Château d'Yquem 1953 is a rare and very fine Sauternes.
Yquem is, without doubt, one of the world's finest sweet white wines, of whom Robert Parker comments: "There is no other wine in the world like it, and there is no other luxury wine that can possibly justify its price as much as Yquem. The remarkable amount of painstaking labor necessary to produce the nectar known as Yquem is almost impossible to comprehend."
There is no rush to drink Yquem, but when you can resist the temptation no more we would recommend that you serve it alongside a foie gras or oyster starter, or with a fine blue cheese such as Roquefort. Several top international chefs have also partnered Yquem with sole and lobster dishes.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only.
"Lovely pale rose-tawny colour. Rich and round with a hint of rose petals and almonds on the nose. Wonderful richness with race and delicacy too. Deep undertow of substance and on the finish a note of orange peel. Very complete testament to the longevity of great Sauternes. Very vibrant still." Jancis Robinson MW