1811 Château d'Yquem

 

The History

Stephen Williams of The Antique Wine Company offers historical context, insight, and commentary on an exceedingly rare bottle of 1811 Chateau d'Yquem.
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In 1811, the Flaugergues Comet (aka The Great Comet of 1811) passed by the earth. It heralded not only one of the most impressive 19th Century Bordeaux vintages but one of the greatest vintages ever produced. Henceforth, 1811 has become the most well known of the 'Comet Vintages.'

Much of this reputation is due to the rare remaining bottles of 1811 Chateau d'Yquem. This wine was rated 100 points by Robert Parker after a 1995 tasting and 100 points by The Wine Spectator's Per-Henrik Mansson in 1999.

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