Chateau d'Yquem 2008 and Jacques Reymond
Revered by wine lovers around the world, Château d'Yquem is the benchmark for Sauternes; A unique, stunning wine of such complexity that marries beautifully with the world’s finest cuisines.
Great chefs respect and embrace this Sauterne, considering Yquem as a symbol of perfection and a wine conducive to the most audacious gastronomic creations.
It is for this reason that Château d’Yquem has partnered with the renowned Melbourne chef Jacques Reymond to create his interpretation of the perfect pairing for Yquem. At Melbourne’s three-hat institution and Relais Château member, Jacques Reymond Restaurant, Château d'Yquem 2008 is expertly paired with dishes;
∼ Cuttlefish, pork and spiced chicken skin
∼ Passion fruit and coconut, black salt, lemon myrtle, mountain bush pepper berries.
Diners will be able to enjoy these offerings from August to October 2013. Bookings can be made via the restaurant on 03 9525 2178.
On Château d'Yquem Château d’Yquem has the unique rank of Prémier Cru Superior in the 1855 classification. This outstanding, unsurpassable distinction crystallised Yquem’s status as a mythical wine.
The wine of Château d'Yquem is described as a “miracle”, a serendipitous fusion of a unique terroir, the world’s best winemaking knowledge, and the presence of a microscopic fungus called Botrytis cinerea.
What do the critics say about the genre-defining 2008 Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes? Immediately pleasurable. Beautifully defined. Very harmonious. Tense and full of energy. Long and persistent. Dense and long. Delicate and pretty. It just explodes in the mouth. Described as “simply the best” by Wine Advocate magazine (May 2012), it’s delicate gold in colour, with excellent underlying acidity and fruity notes of pineapple, white peach and dried apricot.
Château d'Yquem is also found at some of Melbourne’s most exclusive restaurants, including by the glass at Vue de Monde. For stockists please contact Moët Hennessy Australia: 02 8344 9918.