On the pour, a vibrant red-violet wine fills the glass. Rich, ripe notes of red cherry, mocha, and sweet spices form an inviting bouquet. The palate is similar, showing rich notes of plum and red cherry layered over a hint of sweet chocolate and spice, forming a lush, medium body that finishes smoothly. This delightful crowd-pleaser will partner wonderfully with lightly spiced lamb or chicken.
Recipe PairingsSweet and Spicy Grilled Flank Steak
Marinated Red Meats
Chateau d'Yquem, the Bordeaux estate in Sauternes known to produce the world's most coveted sweet dessert wine, was beloved by Russian czars. The brother of Duke Constantine bought 400 barrels of the 1847 vintage for 20,000 gold francs.