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2010 LA PASSION DES TERROIRS Château d'Yquem Sauternes 1er grand cru classé

LA PASSION DES TERROIRS Château d'Yquem Sauternes 1er grand cru classé 2010

515.00 CAD

$515.00

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 11550059
  • Format
  • Format
  • 12x375ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Signature
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store Only
  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Bordeaux
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Sauternes
  • Classification
  • Classification
  • 1er grand cru classé
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Sémillon 80 %
    Sauvignon Blanc 20 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • White
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Sweet
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    One of today’s leading companies in the Bordeaux wine sector, Lucien Lurton & Fils was set up by Lucien Lurton and his ten children in 1993. The business took the name La Passion des Terroirs in 1999 to mirror its strong attachment to terroir and the passion of a whole family for vines and wine throughout its history and to become a fullyfledged Bordeaux wine merchant. The company is now among the top 10 négociant houses in the Bordeaux market, distributing wines from all the appellations of...

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Press reviews

  • - 96 Points -

    May 2014

    Rather restrained now, showing terrific purity and precision, with dried pineapple, persimmon and mango notes, offset by racy honeysuckle, white peach and chamomile hints. The extremely long finish sails on, switching to yet another spectrum, with green almond, green plum and coconut accents. A thread of quinine stitches this up at the very end. Best from 2020 through 2050. 8,334 cases made.

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  • - 93 Points -

    Neal Martin, March 2014

    Served from an ex-chateau bottle. Consistent notes compared to the sample tasted blind at Southwold, the 2010 Chateau d’Yquem does not quite live up to the billing it showed out of barrel. Certainly it does not possess the concentration of the 2011, the elegance or the symmetry. However, there is fine minerality on the nose and great transparency. The palate is fresh and harmonious, with a fine bead of citrus fruit and a penetrating, spicy finish that offers white peach and honeysuckle notes, yet does not possess anything close to the peacock’s tail of the magnificent 2009. Still, this is a fine Yquem. Drink 2017-2040+. Tasted March 2014.

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  • - 95-98 -

    Ian D'Agata, August 2011

    Deep yellow with a golden tinge. Intense aromas of very ripe tropical fruit, beeswax, honey and raisin are lifted by a strong mineral edge. Very fresh, rich and sweet on entry, then extremely light on its feet, with refined flavors of ripe citrus, mango, papaya, honey and saffron complicated by tangy botrytis. A very bright and focused Yquem, with lively acidity and a long, smooth, floral finish. Boasts impeccable balance and lovely precision. This terrific Yquem is very stylish but less massively opulent than vintages like 1989 and 1983.

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  • - 18.5 -

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011

    ‘2010 was a cool year for us.’ Winter and autumn cold, good dry, warm summer. Very healthy grapes, though quite a bit of rain on the flowering, A bit of coulure on Sauvignon so less than usual in the blend, just 13% compared to the usual 20%. Pale gold with slight greenness. Gorgeous, classic nose. Pear juice a go-go. Absolutely stunning freshness as well as all the botrytis. Classic. Real punchy perfect savoury Sauternes. Zesty and lovely with some chew on the end. No shortage of botrytis. Very distinctive and much less sweet than 2009. (155 g/l in 2009, 141 g/l in 2010). Refined finish. Finished 5 Nov. Five passes. Real punch and zest. Grapefruit peel. But not a massive sweet bomb.

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