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La Place de Bordeaux Autumn Offers: 2021 'Y' de Yquem £360 per 3

Today's release of 2021 'Y' de Château d'Yquem on to the Bordeaux Place is worth noting as this was a superb vintage for white wines from this region.  Yquem has a claim to be the greatest white wine producing châteaux in Bordeaux, for both sweet and dry wines, and the 2021 'Y' (pronounced 'Ygrec', as per the letter of the alphabet in French) receives an excellent score of 97 points from James Suckling. 

A blend of 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon, the richness, intensity and elegant texture of this wine defy description and need to be experienced to fully appreciate it.  Availability is extremely limited, so please let us know straight away if you would like to order.

Offered en primeur, available spring 2024.


WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem Magnum £530 per bottle Château d'Yquem
2021 / / Magnum
£530 per bottle
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem 75cl £795 per case of 3 Château d'Yquem
2021 / / 75cl
£795 per case of 3
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem Half bottle £795 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2021 / / Half bottle
£795 per case of 6
WHITE 2021 Château d'Yquem 75cl £1,590 per case of 6 Château d'Yquem
2021 / / 75cl
£1,590 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"Beautiful primary fruit boasting tropical complexity: mango, pineapple. Saltiness, according to the winemaker – and there is definitely savoury contrast in there. The marvel of this wine is its completeness – the stitching is so fine between the sugar, acidity, rich fruit and length. Opens up in the glass, with white chocolate, caramel, clotted cream, mixed peel, five-spice. As prestigious as ever, and so gratifying to drink right now. (RH) 14% Drink 2024 – 2044. 19 points". Richard Hemming MW,"The 2021 d'Yquem exhibits a complex bouquet of rose, exotic fruits and mandarin orange mingled with spring flowers, rose and crème brûlée, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless palate that's suave and layered, with a deep core and a long finish that's lent definition by delicate bitterness that offsets the 148 grams per liter residual sugar. This blend of 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc was matured, as usual, in all new barrels, but the new oak is perfectly integrated and barely noticeable. 95 points." Yohan Castaing,"The 2021 Yquem was tasted in Amsterdam, the first wine poured at a lunch, thereby allowing me a longer period to examine it. Slightly burnished in hue, it has a very attractive bouquet with scents of dried quince, clementine, linseed and subtle candle wax, perhaps more discrete than usual, but certainly fresh and vibrant. The palate is medium-bodied and viscous on the entry, a Yquem with perhaps a lighter chassis than recent vintages, prioritizing poise and purity over horsepower— exactly the right approach in such a challenging season. It opens wonderfully in the glass, gaining more frangipane and kaki fruit scents, though it seems to have a lighter and more tensile finish than the 2020 or 2019. As such, I suspect that it will be comparatively approachable and, of course, delicious. Readers should note that I will probably re-taste the 2021 in Bordeaux during primeur. 2030-2060. 96 points" Neal Martin,"...Pale lemon-gold colored, perfumed notes of orange peel, juicy peaches, grapefruit, and honeycomb slowly emerge from the glass, followed by suggestions of jasmine tea, fresh ginger, and lime blossoms. The palate is fantastically satiny, with great tension and loads of spicy sparks complementing the citrusy flavors, finishing with epic length and a zesty lift. 54,000 bottles were made. The alcohol is 13.9%, and the pH is 3.79. 97 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, The Wine Independant

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