Y D'Yquem Blanc 2020

190.000 JD Sale Save
Y D'Yquem Blanc 2020

Y D'Yquem Blanc 2020

190.000 JD Sale Save
Size 75cl

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Dry white Bordeaux is one of the greatest food-matching wines in the world. When produced by a chateau as great as D’Yquem, it has to be tried. "Y" is the exceptionally rare dry white wine from Château d'Yquem. Its production began irregularly in 1959, from berries that the "pourriture noble" for the Sauternes had not taken root in. However, from 2004 it was decided to produce this dry wine every year and in a different way, with more freshness and excitement.

The estate traces its history to the early 18th century, when Thomas Jefferson notably visited the estate in 1787 and ordered 250 bottles of the 1784 vintage for himself. It is unlikely that the wines at the time were as lusciously sweet as the method for creating sweet wines through botrytis infected grapes had not been developed. In time it became famous for producing probably the greatest sweet wine in the world, however the estate has produced a limited number of dry wines since 1959.

A powerful wine, with an inverse blend to the sweet wine, the dry ‘Y’ or ‘Ygrec’ is made with 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. A tiny amount of botrytis is allowed on the Semillon giving an extraordinary depth to the wines. Ygrec is made with the same uncompromising quest for quality as their sweet and is one of the most impressive dry whites to come out of Bordeaux in years.

Tasting Notes

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. 

Food Pairing

Grilled turbot with red pepper
Baked trout with almonds
Grilled scallops with spring onion
Fried monkfish with Parma ham
Fried scallops on salad

Grape Variety:  75% Sauvignon Blanc,  25% Semillon.

Country: Bordeaux - France

Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

France, Bordeaux