CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM SAUTERNES

BORDEAUX, FRANCE 2021

 

Why Buy: One doesn't drink a glass of Château d’Yquem — one surrenders to it. This indulgently decadent elixir is, truly, a wine without comparison, and the 97-point 2021 vintage — perfectly aged in d'Yquem's historic cellars in Bordeaux — is a prize for any collection, a wine that simply astonishes with its purity, grace, and refinement.

 

What They're Saying: Vinous raved about this "fresh and vibrant" Yquem, a 96-point wine of "poise and purity" that "opens wonderfully in the glass," gains "tensile" strength as it goes, and finishes with lightness and delicacy.

 

The Story: During the 1855 classification of Bordeaux and Sauternes, d’Yquem was the only château to be ranked Premier Cru Supérieur. And the methods then, are the methods now: Every grape is hand-selected at harvest to ensure that only the most perfect grapes are ever allowed into the barrel. This meticulous selection results in a drastically-reduced yield, with one vine producing only one glass of Sauternes every year.

 

Our Tasting Notes: Sauternes is so much more than an after-dinner tipple, and this is an eminently delicious illustration: rich, layered, and lengthy, and with astonishing focus and purity. A knock-out experience for any lover of wine.

 

Fun Facts: In 1790, Thomas Jefferson purchased 360 bottles of the 1787 vintage of d’Yquem for President George Washington, only to return to Bordeaux to buy 125 bottles for himself. 

 

What to Pair Them With: Perhaps best savored without accompaniment. But it will make gorgeous matches  with food, too – most memorably, alongside various preparations of foie gras and pâté.

 

Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured – your wine will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure yours today!

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2024. With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, KS, MI, NY, TN, or WA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024.

*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or conciergesales@totalwine.com to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund.  No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.