2018 Yquem, 6x375ml

2018 Yquem, 6x375ml

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 375ml

Duty Status
From £720.00

Critics Score: 97

Publication: Jane Anson, Decanter

Drinking Dates: 2022-2050

Average temperatures 2.7°C over average, combined with 20% of the normal rainfall from mid August to the end of July made makes this a naturally rich, low-yielding vintage (40% less than average, not helped by a hail storm in July), with a gloriously gourmet 145g/ha residual sugar, and a pH level of 3.95. As ever with Yquem, patience was the key, taking in the grapes slowly but surely over 17 days harvest that extended well into October. The results in the glass are intense and glossy, full of satin-textured apricot and white peach flavours. There are exotic fruits of pineapple and mango but winemaker Sandrine Garbay has kept a focus on fresher flavours of lime zest and citrus that balance out the natural richness and concentration. Pretty closed right now, but there is power and balance here, an excellent Yquem
2018 Yquem, 6x375ml