Château D’Yquem 1988 5000ml

$11,888.00

Spring was warm, but very wet, with late flowering.. However, the tide turned in July when beautiful weather set in. The harvest began late, in mid-October, and stretched until All Saints’ Day. The grapes developed evenly during this time and were able to take their time to reach complete maturity. There were six passes altogether, each of excellent quality. 88 Yqeum is very full and classic.

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Winery Profile:
Château d’Yquem’s topsoil is warm and dry, accumulating heat thanks to smooth flat pebbles and coarse gravel. The clay subsoil contains good water reserves and there are numerous springs on the estate. Drainage pipes were installed some time ago to prevent waterlogging (100 km of drains since the 19th century). Yquem’s large size made it possible to plant 113 hectares of vines on a very representative sampling of the rich tapestry of the Sauternes region’s soil types. This extraordinary variety of soils is a key factor in the quality and complexity of Château d’Yquem.
 

Region: Sauternes, France
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Volume: 5000ml

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