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Private Cellar

Chateau Y - Lur Saluces Sauternes 1977 (2x 750ml), Bordeaux

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Closed: 12/11/2019 8.30 PM AEDT

  • Condition: Cellared
  • Buyers premium 17.50%
  • GST: Inclusive
    (GST Not Applicable on Item, See below note)
Wine Summary Image

Unusually warm weather in February was responsible for an early start to the growing season, in March. The weather than changed radically and frosts occurred on the 31st of March and 1st of April, resulting in the loss of a third of the potential crop.

Very cold weather set in until the end of September. Few grapes reached the 20° potential alcohol necessary to make Yquem.

This vintage nevertheless produced a considerable amount of Y.

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Region:
FRA - Bordeaux
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

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Y is a wine in its own right that has succeeded in emancipating itself from Yquem.

"Y" is a powerful wine that generally has 14% alcohol by volume, and fully reflects the intrinsic potential of grapes at Yquem. The wine's richness, aromas and remarkable balance, combined with its subtle sweetness, fully express its noble origins and unique character.

Winery Profile

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Château d'Yquem, A Mystery?

"More than four centuries of history are summed up in the words "Château d'Yquem Lur-Saluces" found on every bottle of Yquem. Wine lovers from around the world who come to visit the estate often ask about the secret of this great wine. My initial, slightly provocative reply is that there can be no answer, that the truth is shrouded in mystery, and that we are dealing with one of nature's enigmas. However, there are several logical explanations to offer. One of them is undoubtedly the winemaking passion shares by the family who owned the Château for twelve generations. Another is the unique terroir and carefully matched premium grape varieties.

Furthermore, Château d'Yquem's time-honoured vineyard management and winemaking practices have and important role to play. Last, but not least, there is the amazing alchemy brought about by Botrytis Cinerea the remarkable fungus that, here in Sauterned - and here alone - paradoxically transforms decay into gold. Above and beyond these reasons, Château d'Yquem must actually be smelled, tasted, and appreciated to understand its magic. In doing so, one realises that this wine is - and will always remain - a mystery.

Perhaps this is the best way of summing up the spirit of d'Yquem..." Count Alexandre de Lur Saluces (November 2002)

The Unique Terroir and Vineyard

Great wines are not born just anywhere, by accident. A unique set of climatic and geological conditions combine to form a rare equilibrium. This is undoubtedly the case at Yquem, which epitomises all that is best about the singular winegrowing environment in Sauternes.

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 water-logging (100km 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 Sauterne region's soil types.

This extraordinary variety of soils is a key factor in the quality and complexity of Château d'Yquem.

Château d'Yquem has 113 hectares of vines, of which only one hundred produce grapes in a given vintage. There are just two grape varieties: Semillon (80%), which produces a rich sappy wine with body and structure, and Sauvignon Blanc (20%), an early-ripening but less reliable producer, which contributes aromas and finesse.

The vines are tended with the greatest of care. Workers perpetuate a tradition of painstaking work under the watchful eye of the vineyard manager.

View Château d`Yquem website

Other Information

  • 1977 vintage
  • 2 x 750mL units
  • FRA - Bordeaux, Imported
  • Cork closure
  • 14% alc.
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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
G.W - Chester Hill NSW12/11/2019 9.11.52 PM AEDTAU $409 11
G.J - Giralang ACT12/11/2019 9.10.57 PM AEDTAU $404 10
R.T - Marsfield NSW12/11/2019 8.38.42 PM AEDTAU $189 10
G.R - Brunswick VIC12/11/2019 8.22.41 PM AEDTAU $154 10
D.L - Hurlstone Park NSW12/11/2019 7.42.37 PM AEDTAU $144 10
B.I - Forestville SA12/11/2019 7.12.56 PM AEDTAU $119 10
N.B - Parkdale VIC12/11/2019 7.05.04 PM AEDTAU $109 10
G.F - Mindarie WA11/11/2019 2.29.34 PM AEDTAU $44 10
A.M - Joondanna WA10/11/2019 6.50.14 PM AEDTAU $39 10
N.B - Mosman NSW07/11/2019 9.03.16 PM AEDTAU $34 10
K.H - Thornbury VIC07/11/2019 6.46.54 PM AEDTAU $29 10
G.F - cheltenham NSW06/11/2019 1.22.53 PM AEDTAU $24 10
E.T - BASSENDEAN WA06/11/2019 6.10.40 AM AEDTAU $14 10
E.G - Augusta WA06/11/2019 12.58.04 AM AEDTAU $9 10
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