Chateau D’Yquem is noted for his outstanding sweet wine under the wine drinkers in the whole world. The wine-growing estate is a resident in a little place in Bordeaux, name Sauternes, a dulcet and brilliant name for sweet wines. Chateau Yquem was classified as premier grand Cru Classé Supérieur at the classification of the Bordelais in 1855 as the only Sauternes wine-growing estate. This shows the rum of D’Yquem also at the time then. Chateau was and is D'Yquem the perfect example for sweet wine from noble foul grapes away centuries.
Jacques De acquired sow vaguely the wine-growing estate chateau D'Yquem of the French crown in 1593. The first harvest should therefore have been carried out after traditions in 1594 on the vineyards of Yquem. As late Françoise de Sauvage and Louis Amade Lur Saluces a godfather son of Ludwig XV, married, arrived the Chateau D´Yquem in possession of the count sex Lur Saluces. Until some years ago Comte Alexandre de Lur Saluces led the wine-growing estate chateau D’Yquem at the apex with bravado, few years ago he then said goodbye into the well-deserved retirement. However controls and continues to advise in the background the interests of the Chateau D ´Yquem with its infinite knowledge and commitment.
The wine vintage on Chateau D ´ Yquem is a completely special procedure. The berries still exclusively by hand read and also only then if this endows completely with the noble rot Botrytis is. Like this it is not rare for Yquem on chateau that up to 10 read operations are necessary for a vintage. Only the grapes which are good and ripe and strewed with botrytis are reaped and reprocessed again and again. So the quality claim becomes the owner of the chateau d'Yquem kept and further fully developed. Moreover, no wine is d'Yquem produced within weak years and the complete harvest good devalued on chateau. So it is not chateau wines generally over the decades, as in the case of others. A wine of chateau having Yquem. This happened in the years 1964, 1972, 1974 and 1992. Devalued in 1977 and 1978 up to 75 per cent of the read property and only very few bottles of the Chateau D ´ Yquem came on the market. The profit on chateau is this for Yquem very low '. He amounts to only nine hectolitres per hectare. A single vine on chateau Yquem therefore yields approximately a glass of wine, this reflects the effort in the production best. The annual production on Chateau Yquem lies with approximately 90,000 bottles, compared to Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Chateau Mouton Rothschild or Chateau Latour is this a clearly smaller output.
The best vintages of the Comte Lur Saluces
Within the last 200 years quite a number of outstanding wines were produced on chateau d'Yquem. The vintage best in opinion of the Comte of Yquem ever produced is the 1811s. The weather, the harvest and the cellar work played into the hands of the owners then in 1811 and a millennium wine was produced. The today's owner on D´Yquem expresses itself often with restraint over older classes, like:“ " It depends on the situation very much as of and like delicately my palate is “ … " I love old Sauternes particularly if they defy the time." He secretly keeps, however, mature Sauternes, plants for the perfect example of elegance and refinement. The vintages 1945, 1947 and 1949 were fantastic, a very good wine was produced on chateau D'Yquem, the years 1975, 1976, 1988 and 1990 were apex plants with a long ageing potential in 1967. Very good even older years on chateau Yquem were another 1893, the legendary 1900s, a terrific 1928 and one century Yquem wines from the year 1921.
A final quotation of the Comte: "A Château d' Yquem must with the nose, which palates and the whole soul are seized, it must smelled, tasted and loved be. Who does, will recognize, what this wine was, which it is and which it will always be - a mystery."