2006 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 93
  • NM 92

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Reg: $134.94

$105.94

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2012
This is really attention-getting, with a seamless toasted coconut note weaving through lush tarte tartine, creamed apricot and heather flavors. As exotic as the flavors are, they are tightly focused and framed by a... This is really attention-getting, with a seamless toasted coconut note weaving through lush tarte tartine, creamed apricot and heather flavors. As exotic as the flavors are, they are tightly focused and framed by a mouthwatering date note, with a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2030.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
A firm, densely structured wine, with the sweetness turned as much into richness. The flavors are of Seville orange zest, the richness coming from honey and almonds, balanced with dry botrytis. An impressive wine that... A firm, densely structured wine, with the sweetness turned as much into richness. The flavors are of Seville orange zest, the richness coming from honey and almonds, balanced with dry botrytis. An impressive wine that needs time for aging.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2016
Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 de Fargues has a broody nose, piqued at being broached too young (at least for Château de Fargues). The palate is rounded on the entry with orange... Tasted at the Sauternes 2006 ten-year on horizontal in Bordeaux. The 2006 de Fargues has a broody nose, piqued at being broached too young (at least for Château de Fargues). The palate is rounded on the entry with orange zest and marmalade notes, very good weight but it feels a little muted towards the finish at the moment. That is typical de Fargues - cellar this for another ten years because all the component parts are here. Tasted April 2016. - Neal Martin
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The nose is rather closed: barley sugar, honey, a touch of tangerine. Tight fisted. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced with good acidity. Reticent, perhaps almost... Tasted blind at Southwold ’06 Bordeaux tasting. The nose is rather closed: barley sugar, honey, a touch of tangerine. Tight fisted. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced with good acidity. Reticent, perhaps almost mealy but it improves with aeration. Quite a mercurial wine, but it coalesces over 20-30 minutes with notes of tangy marmalade, quince and Seville orange. Once it starts motoring, it really sets off in fifth gear and there is a lovely tang of fresh ginger on the aftertaste.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac / Sauternes
Vintage 2006

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.