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2003 - Chateau d'Yquem

Bordeaux, White

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Wine Details
Vintage:
2003
Type:
White
Size:
12x75cl
Condition:
OWC
Drinking Window:
2019-2049
Appellation:
Sauternes
Region:
Bordeaux
Score:
96 WA
Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown Issue Date 30th Aug 2019 Source Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate

The average June temperature for 2003 was the warmest ever recorded at Yquem since they installed their first weather station in 1896. And things were only just starting to heat up. This notoriously hot vintage nonetheless produced some very pleasant Bordeaux surprises, Yquem being one. As readers can guess, obtaining the necessary sugar levels was not the problem this year. If it was a question of sugar alone, berries could well have been harvested in August. But come September, the wait was on for the botrytis. Fortunately, a little rain beginning on the 5th of September kick-started proceedings, and with the help of continued warm temperatures, the noble rot took off like a rocket! After this, frenetic harvesting and strict selection ensued. Harvest was over in a record nine days, resulting in a super rich, concentrated and full botrytized expression that beautifully does justice to both the vintage and to Yquem.