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2019 Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes

BordeauxFortified and SweetHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 980.00$ 950.00 AUD


Château d’Yquem is the world's greatest sweet wine! Nothing, and we mean, NOTHING comes close to achieving the incredible richness and intensity of flavour, complexity and length, balance and vibrancy that exists within these legendary wines.

Region - Bordeaux

Type - Fortified and Sweet

Year - 2019

Winery - Bordeaux

Grape - Sauternes

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

tarte tartin, salted caramel and dried oranges on the nose and palate. Medium-to full-bodied and medium-sweet with a creamy and round texture. Bright and vivid. Lovely texture. Long. Evolves to caramel and burnt vanilla sugar. 55% semillon and 45% sauvignon. 138g/L residual.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Juicy and Fruity, Smooth and Seductive, Sweeter Side, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus, Dried Fruits, Stonefruit, Tropicals

Other aromas & flavour

Candied Fruit, Florals, Minerality, Nuttiness, Spices, Toastiness, Vanilla

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Red Meat







Spicy Foods

Cured Meats


Expert review

Tasting the 2019, I noticed that it has a slightly paler hue compared to recent vintages (though I never read too much into the colour of young Sauternes.) For certain, it has a highly-aromatic bouquet that is beguiling in purity, enticing aromas of honeysuckle and saffron, soon joined by camomile, white flowers and orange blossom. It has wonderful delineation and gains intensity with aeration. The palate is supremely well-balanced with fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious and armed with just the right amount of viscosity, this Yquem is surprisingly understated at first but gains presence, offering irresistible flavours of layers of honey, lemongrass, lemon thyme and orange pith. Yquem is so tempting in its youth, but I feel that this vintage will repay those with the nous to cellar for at least a decade