The Singapour – March 2024

Bottle of Chateau d'Yquem 2021

Where can you find the brand-new release of Yquem, America's smallest AVA and seven Slovakian rarities all in the same place? Singapore!

Château d'Yquem's 2021 vintage was released worldwide on 21 March, at a price of £265 (€342, $372) per 75-cl bottle in bond. Part of that price presumably covers the cost of its winemaker Lorenzo Pasquini flying to Singapore to open a bottle for fortunate wine professionals to taste. The full note follows below, but the headline is that the 2021 vintage is, as usual, an absolutely supreme example, and more enjoyable than the 2016 and 2005 vintages that...