Pouring Chateau d'Yquem for a tasting. 2006 photo.
There will be no 2012 Chateau d'Yquem, says the property's general manager, Pierre Lurton. According to Bordeaux Wine News, the hand was dealt by Mother Nature but it fell to Lurton to make the call. Foregone revenue: 25 million euros.
The last time Yquem failed to release a wine was 20 vintages ago.