Pierre Lurton, CEO of estate Chateau d'Yquem

Pierre Lurton, CEO of estate Chateau d'Yquem

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Pierre Lurton, chief executive officer of Sauternes estate Chateau d'Yquem, displays a barrel sample of the opulent 2009 at a sneak preview of the wine at Chateau Cheval Blanc during "en primeur" week in Bordeaux, France. Lurton is convinced this is the best d'Yquem he has ever made.