Chateau D’Yquem 1987 Sauternes (91RP)
- Size: 375ml
- Item Code: WN88575630
- Vintage: 1987
“…at the Y’quem vertical in November 2004. A relatively pale, slight green colour. The nose is clean and fresh with simple honey and apricot with a bit of orange-blossom. The palate is waxy and minerally with good acidity. Apricot and peach on the finish. A pretty wine. Good for the vintage. “ (RP)
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.