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Chateau d’Yquem: 2020 Vintage Release


Sémillon 75% – Sauvignon Blanc 25%

Residual Sugar – 145g


£795 | €900
Per case of six half bottles (6 x 37.5cl)

£1,590 | €1,800
Per case of six bottles (6 x 75cl)

£530 | €600
Per single magnum (1 x 1.5L)

£2,120 | €2,400
Per single imperial (1 x 6L)

Packaging Notes:
Original wooden cases

Packaging options:
Half Bottle (37.5cl) – OWC3, OWC6, or OWC12
Bottle (75cl) – OWC1, OWC3, OWC6
Magnum (1.5L) – OWC1
Imperial (6L) – OWC1



2020 Château d’Yquem

“ Ethereal and delicate in character,
a subtle balance between freshness and sunny aromas. A vintage of great finesse, with a crystalline and luminous character. 2020 Château d’Yquem shows a seductive nose with floral notes such as lime blossom and wild roses, mingled with fruity aromas of prickly pear, Mirabelle plum and fresh apricot. Freshness and sunny aromas, reminiscent of orange marmalade and mandarin, are perfectly balanced on the palate. The long, delicious finish is tinged with an elegant, zesty bitterness. ”


Ex-Cellar & First Release
The Smallest Production on Record

Today celebrates the launch of a remarkable vintage from the iconic Chateau D’Yquem – the dynamic 2020 vintage. Volume was 30% down vs. 2019; marking 2020 as the smallest release on records at the Chateau. Quality is as ever, uncompromised and exceptionally high.

Our London Team had the pleasure of tasting the 2020 last week at the launch of this new release. As one of the European agents, Wine Source are delighted to present this new exciting rendition of an old-school classic.

We encourage you to place your reservation today.

Stock arriving into the UK in Autumn 2023.

A warm and rainy spring triggered vegetative growth as of 10 May, almost 15 days earlier than usual. A wet yet cool month of June then ensued, followed by a hot, dry summer, which was fortunately mitigated by spring water reserves.
September sunshine led to a generous first round of picking, particularly for the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, providing all their aromas and the fine acidity invaluable to each blend.
Late September rainfall was conducive to the even spread of Botrytis cinerea yet we had to wait until the weekend of 18 October, with a spell of five days of sunshine and strong south-easterly winds, to achieve a spectacular concentration of fully botrytised grapes.
In these perilous conditions, the expertise and experience of the teams was decisive in capturing the essence of these two passes, which constituted the very heart of the vintage and bestowed it with an ethereal, delicate character.

16 days of harvesting in 5 successive passes, from 14 September to 29 October, interrupted by heavy rainfall. Final production was less than 45,000 bottles; compared to a typical yield of 70,000 bottles.

Limited quantities are available, offered subject to availability
Free Transfer to any UK Bonded Reserve above £500 IB / Home delivery quoted at cost.
Payment is kindly required on invoice so to secure reservation.
Estimated stock arrival from the Domaine: Oct 2023