Is Château d’Yquem the best?

In Event Reports, IWFS London Blog, Past Events by ashepherdiwfs

A comparative tasting of some of the best mature sweet wines in the world.

Château d’Yquem is considered the best – or one of the best – sweet wines anywhere. As well as d’Yquem, we shall taste mature, rich challengers from other top Sauternes and from an Alsace Grand Cru, a Tokay Aszú, a Pedro Ximenez from Jerez, a German Auslese and a Coteaux du Layon Chaume.

For fun, the five Sauternes will be tasted blind. Votes for the best wine will be taken and a ‘pleasure per pound cost’ table will be constructed afterwards.

Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese, 2005.
Albert Mann Alsace Tokay Pinot Gris Grand Cru Furstentum, 2000.
Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon Chaume 1er Cru, 2011.
Disznókó Tokaji Aszú 5 puttonyos, 2005.
Château d’Yquem Sauternes, 1999.
Château Rieussec Sauternes, 1998.
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes, 2001.
Château Rieussec Sauternes, 2005.
Château Suduiraut Sauternes, 2005.
Lustau Murillo Pedro Ximenez Centennial Selection. 

Organised and presented by Dr Bernard Lamb, National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges.   A cold buffet will be provided by the club.