1988 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML

  • IWC 92

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IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 1998
Exotic intoxicatingly sweet scents of coconut cream pie toasted almond bar hazelnut liqueur melted butter and caramel. Unctuous and quite sweet but wonderfully harmonious acidity and a lively note of orange peel give it... Exotic intoxicatingly sweet scents of coconut cream pie toasted almond bar hazelnut liqueur melted butter and caramel. Unctuous and quite sweet but wonderfully harmonious acidity and a lively note of orange peel give it shape and grip. Drinking beautifully today but capable of remaining at this level for another decade or more. Finishes extremely long and suave with no sign of heat.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac / Sauternes
Vintage 1988

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Chateau de Fargues has an extravagant bouquet, superb flavor and sometimes develops minerality with age.

Winery

Chateau de Fargues

Chateau de Fargues is one of the oldest estates in the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux and has been in the Lur Saluces family since 1472. Wine production only began in the 19th century, and not until 1935 were white grapes planted.

Chateau de Fargues’ 17 hectares of vines are located on a clay-gravel plateau with a clay and hardpan subsoil. The vines are an average of 35 years old and consist of two varieties: Semillon (80%), which gives richness, roundness, and structure to the wine, and Sauvignon Blanc (20%), which contributes wonderful aromas.