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And for people in general, when I put Yquem at the end of the dish for the dessert or for the fois gras, it's [too heavy] for the people," he said.
I can't believe that the average French housewife splashes out on Yquem as part of her weekly shop.
A customer at a typical wine shop would have to take Wine Spectator's word for it that Chateau Yquem is worth $300 per bottle.
Count Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, who for years ran the Yquem estate (often incompetently, according to Echikson), is depicted as the oldest of the Old Guard, a hidebound aristocrat who refuses to give in to the lure of global capitalism and in the process becomes a foil for everyone from luxury-goods purveyor LVMH's Bernard Arnault, who bought Yquem in 1996, to his own family, whom the count has barred from Yquem for life.
o"We would start with a fois gras and a bottle of Chateau Yquem.
Just a few chateaus of high quality to look for: Climens, Laufaurie-Peyraguey, Raymond Lafon, Rieussec and, of course, Yquem.
Pinault's recent moves into "le luxe" would add several billion dollars more, and they also raise the question of whether he is now planning to challenge Bernard Arnault of LVMH--who owns or controls Dior, Lacroix, Givenchy, Dom Perignon, Chateau Yquem, Hennessy and Louis Vuitton, among many other top names--for leadership of the world's entire luxury goods business.
The sale featured a dazzling array of Bordeaux treasures including a Chateau Haut Brion vertical of 55 vintages from 1945 to 2009 (HK$381,300/US$48,885, Lot 1057, illustrated right) and a Chateau Yquem vertical of 47 vintages from 1945 to 2007 (HK$344,400/US$44,154, Lot 1059).
As for the sweet wines, Yquem stands head and shoulders above the rest, as it often does.
It is true that French wine exporters have smartened up their marketing recently, but it might be a while before the American public is invited to "Come Alive with Chateau Yquem.
Owner Marcus Titley said: "It's a remarkable opportunity - Yquem makes what are undoubtedly the finest Sauternes and there is comparatively little of it made.
Due to the nature of some of the material, its launch in Europe was halted by an acrimonious lawsuit between factions of the Lur-Saluces family of Chateau d' Yquem.
At the top were five Premier Crus or First Growths - Haut-Brion, Lafite, Latour, Margaux, and Yquem.
There would be a mild upgrading of the wine cellar - cheerio to Croatian claret and a warm welcome to vintage Krug and 1975 Chateau Yquem.
advertises Genuine Valle de Oro Chateau Yquem, Moselle (and others).
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