Moncharm | Château d'Yquem 2008
Rising above all its competition, the Château d'Yquem 2008 is par excellence. Moncharm would describe it is a subtle and delicate wine with a brilliantly defined bouquet and an astonishing minerality. The palate is well balanced, dense and multi-layered in the beginning and then it explodes in the mouth with many boisterous fruit notes intertwined with a constant note of acid.
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 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.