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2000 "Y" (Ygrec) d'Yquem, Sauternes

SKU #1079119 90 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Fully mature, with a burnished feel to the wax, verbena, dried orange peel and roasted almond notes. Picks up a flash of walnut on the still-rich finish. Drink now. (JM, Web-2011) Inner quote mark

K&L Notes

This is the rarely seen dry white wine of d'Yquem. The chateau produces this wine in certain years when conditions permit. "Y" comes from the same exceptional terroir and vines as Yquem's famous sweet wines. It benefits from identical strict winegrowing methods, but is harvested and produced differently. "Y" is produced when the deliberate decision is made to pick certain plots of Sauvignon Blanc grapes at the beginning of the vintage and overripe Semillon grapes later on. This accounts for the small quantities and irregular production. There have been only 23 vintages of "Y" since the first one in 1959! Serve with foie gras if you wish; it is also wonderful with seafood and white meat dishes.


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