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Bad Year. No 2012 Vintage for Yquem

on 18/12/12 at 11:49 am

Wine

Château d’Yquem has announced that it will not be producing a Sauternes this year.

According to Agence France Presse, the estate’s director Pierre Lurton said the quality was “insufficient”.

Lurton continued: “We did everything we could but, sadly, nothing came together despite our efforts, despite our great terroir.

“A brand such as Yquem must know when not to make a vintage. For the sake of the brand’s image and place in history, it’s reasonable to not make a 2012.”

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