Chateau D’Yquem 1998 Sauternes (95ST)
- Size: 375ml
- Item Code: WN12071103
- Vintage: 1998
“Pale gold. Knockout aromas of creme brulee, coconut, vanilla bean, honey and orange peel. Lush and seductively silky in the mouth; its creamy, seamless texture makes it seem deceptively accessible today but sound acid structure should keep it going for 20 years or more. Not hugely sweet or tropical but very complex and fine. Firm, hazelnutty finish offers great length… “ (ST)
Bordeaux is the home to many of the world’s most esteemed wine estates: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Margaux, Château Haut-Brion, Château Mouton-Rothschild, and Château Pétrus. It is also one of the most diverse wine producing regions. 304,000 acres (123,077 hectares) of land is dedicated to viticulture, spreading across Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Entre-Deux Mers.
The river Gironde divides Bordeaux into two halves. The upper Left Bank regions (Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Pessac-Léognan) specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon. White wine dominates the southern Left Bank with Graves producing Sauvignon Blanc, and Sauternes / Barsac specializing in sweet wines. The Right Bank regions, namely Pomerol and St. Emillion, are famous for its Merlot.