Moncharm | Château d'Yquem 2002
Made from a unique blend of 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc, The 2002 Chateau d'Yquem has a flaming golden yellow colour and a delightful bouquet of aromas of dried honey, melted candle wax and dried honey. It is not very obscure and has a brilliant definition. The wine has a pleasant spice core surrounded by a controlled acid layer. This wine is ready to be devoured anytime between now and 2035.
Considered by many as nonpareil, Château d'Yquem is one of the pioneer winemakers in Bordeaux. It is the single wine in France to have the Great first growth designation. The uniqueness of its products is a result of the unbending pursuit of the highest quality, which has been the estates standard throughout its history.
The Sauternes appellation has five big estates, Preignac, Barsac, Bommes, Sauternes and Fargues. This region has a unique autumnal mesoclimate which provides an ideal atmosphere for wine making. The marriage of the warm tidal Garonne and the cold spring water of River Ciron creates a mist in the evening. This mist is very suitable for the process of 'noble rot' which means the natural dehydration of the fruit with the help of a special mould botrytis cinerea. The naturally dehydrated fruits create wines of unparalleled finesse.