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2017 'Y' De Chateau D'Yquem 75cl / 14.5%
A bottle of 2017 'Y' (or 'Ygrec') the powerful, dry white wine produced by Chateau D'Yquem.
'Y' is only produced when conditions in the vineyard are challenging: bunches are picked to enable the remaining bunches to concentrate and profit from a greater infection of botrytis cinerea, or 'noble rot' for the fabled sweet wine.
The 2017 is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon. 80% of the blend was aged in used Yquem barrels with 20% new oak.
'This is an exotic dry white with dried mango and pineapple and some slate throughout. Full-bodied with dense, rich fruit and saltiness, which, together with extremely energetic acidity, really drive the finish. Drink now or hold. 98/100' James Suckling, 2019
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note general wear.
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