Château d’Yquem is the world’s most famous sweet wine and arguably the finest. Yquem is renowned for its incredible complexity, richness and exotic flavours, and terrific aging potential of 50+ years in great vintages.
Yquem is sited on the highest hill in Sauternes, which affords the best growing conditions on this left bank Bordeaux appellation. Here, the close proximity of the Gironde provides the misty conditions in which noble rot (botrytis cinerea) can thrive and cause the grapes to shrivel and concentrate sweetness naturally.
"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." Robert Parker