Château d'Yquem Premier Cru Supérieur Sauternes / 2007 / 375mL
2007 will be remembered as a year in which Bortyris cinerea accomplished a miracle, transforming grapes with seemingly uneven potential after a chaotic spring and very cool summer.
Thanks to ideal conditions, noble rot turned into an initial handicap (hetrogeneous flowering) into a clear advantage, accounting for variety and complexity. Furthermore, the weather in October made up for the cool summer, providing for virtually limitless concentration.
Beautiful golden-yellow colour. The bouquet displays great aromatic purity with very intense tropical fruit notes: passion fruit, pineapple, grapefruit and apricot. Barrel ageing makes this intrinsically great vintage of Yquem even more delicious. In addition, the flavours are in total harmony with the bouquet.
This classically elegant wine displays a perfect equilibrium between sweetness, acidity, and alcohol on the palate, with an extremeley overall attractive balance.
Due to poor weather during much of the growing season, this vintage should, by all rights, be best forgotten. And it is true that summer temperatures were cool, there were 100 mm of precipitation in August, ripening was very uneven, there were burst berries, etc. However, a miraculous and radical change in the weather propitious to botrytis turned what started out as a handicap to a decisive advantage. In fact, the variety and complexity of grapes brought in at different stages produced a fantastic wine.