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a sweet white French wine

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The Phoenicia Hotel in Downtown Beirut hosted the winemaker this week for an exclusive wine tasting event that highlighted five vintages from Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d'Yquem and is now offering the high-end wines as part of the a la carte menu at the hotel's rooftop restaurant Eau du Vie.
In May 2010, the "Liquid Gold Collection" from Chateau d'Yquem became one of the most expensive lots of wine ever sold in Asia during a Christie's auction in Hong Kong.
Housed in two bespoke walnut cabinets designed by Royal furniture maker David Linley, the unique collection spanning three centuries includes every consecutive vintage of Chateau d'Yquem produced between 1860 and 2003.
Investing in a Picasso, a case of Chateau d'Yquem or a Bordeaux from the sought-after 1961 vintage is nothing new: wealthy enthusiasts have been filling their cellars and covering their dining-room walls for centuries.
Chateau d'Yquem, Rieussec, Climens, will certainly deliver the goods, but hitting a high note at not such an atmospheric price, Chateau Filhot 1999 (pounds 18.
After gaining access to the cellar, they stole the wine which included: Chateau D'Yquem, 1997; Chateau Gloria 2000, 2001, 2004; Chateau Beychevelle 2000, 2001, 2004; Chateau Lynch Bages 2001, 2004; Chateau Talbot 2001; Chateau Palmer 1995, 2000; Chateau Latour 1995; Chateau Latour - magnum 1997; Chateau Gloria - double magnum 1996; Thelema Reserve Merlot, 2003; Rustenberg Peter Barlow2004; Rustenberg John X Merriman 2004; Rustenberg Five Soldiers Ornellia 1997.
Uncorking the most desirable such as Chateau d'Yquem can set drinkers back thousands of pounds.
Chateau d'Yquem is 20 minutes one way while Saint Emilion is 25 minutes in the opposite direction.
An anonymous seller, who has spent 20 years collecting a bottle of each vintage from the famous Chateau d'Yquem from 1854 to 2000, is selling his prized cellar for almost pounds 265,000.
They then asked for some wine to go with the cheese and ordered a half bottle of Chateau D'Yquem.
The top-notch booze list included a 1947 Petrus for pounds 12,300 and a 102-year- old bottle of Chateau d'Yquem for a cool pounds 9,200.
Chateau d'Yquem sells for well over $100 for a standard bottle.
At the time of the 1855 classification, and for practically the next century, Chateau d'Yquem was considered the finest wine made in Bordeaux.
The Moet Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; 10 Cane rum; Grand Marnier; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, including Chateau d'Yquem, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas and Domaine Chandon California sparkling and still wines.
He is selling 315 bottles spanning more than 60 vintages from the top Bordeaux houses at Christies in Geneva May 17 and was also behind the sale of 158 bottles of three centuries of Chateau d'Yquem in Hong Kong last May, which netted slightly more than $1 million.