2016 Y de Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux

The 2016 Y d'Yquem is surely one of the best that the estate has yet produced. There are fresh notes of gooseberry, pineapple and nashi pear, with a complex palate that's defined by the perfect balance of texture and energy. The finish is clean and saline, making you reach for another glass. Perfect to enjoy now, this has all the character you need to age brilliantly.

Critic score

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  • Region & country
    AOC Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    75% Sauvignon Blanc
    25% Semillon
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2036
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2016 Y de Château d'Yquem, Bordeaux


A unique dry white Bordeaux with a cool, fragrant and vibrant personality. Lots of candied citrus and pineapple with hints of almonds and finely chopped fresh herbs. Although quite voluptuous and creamy on the palate, you’d never guess that it had 14.5 per cent alcohol, because of the wonderful, pineapple and lemon freshness. Just a whisker of sweetness at the long, elegant finish. A blend of 75 per cent sauvignon blanc and 25 per cent semillon. Drink or hold

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (February 2019)

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