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Magazine Archives: July 31, 2004

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.

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