1996 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • JL 90

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Reg: $119.94

$96.00

In Stock: 18 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2017
Looking and tasting much older than its true age, the wine has taken on more of a copper coloring. Losing some of its sweetness, you find more creme brulee, orange and caramel, than sweet, tropical, honeyed fruits. This... Looking and tasting much older than its true age, the wine has taken on more of a copper coloring. Losing some of its sweetness, you find more creme brulee, orange and caramel, than sweet, tropical, honeyed fruits. This is a wine for current consuption, as my instincts say, it's only going to get worse. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=1996&wine=Chateau%20de%20Fargues
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 1996
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

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.