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Changing of the Guard at Yquem

Famed Sauternes estate replaces family manager with head of Cheval-Blanc
Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: July 31, 2004


Château d'Yquem retired its longtime president, Alexandre de Lur Saluces, in May and replaced him with Pierre Lurton, who also remains managing director of Château Cheval-Blanc in St.-Emilion. The decision marks the end of the Lur Saluces dynasty's 219-year reign over the illustrious Sauternes estate, which produces the world's most famous botrytized sweet wine.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2004.

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