Sunday, November 25, 2007

Chateau Yquem c. 1850

This week I made an exceptional addition to my collection with this beautiful example of a c. 1850s French wine bottle with seal "CHATEAU YQUEM Haut Sauternes". Chateau d'Yquem is considered one of the most famous white wines in the world today. The interesting thing is that this bottle pre-dates the change in name from Chateau Yquem to Chateau d'Yquem. If you have information on the history of this Chateau and details on when the " d' "was added to the name please let me know. I would like to hear from you.