2009 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • VN 97
  • WA 96
  • WS 94

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VN 97
Vinous, March 2019
The 2009 de Fargues is very refined and detailed on the nose with pure botrytised fruit, quince and honeysuckle, developing waxy aromas with continued aeration. The palate is well balanced with a killer line of acidity... The 2009 de Fargues is very refined and detailed on the nose with pure botrytised fruit, quince and honeysuckle, developing waxy aromas with continued aeration. The palate is well balanced with a killer line of acidity that reminds me of Coutet. Great depth and penetration here. This is a marvelous, quite magisterial Sauternes that should age many many years. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting. -- Neal Martin
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Coming in at 140-grams-per-liter residual sugar, the 2009 de Fargues was picked from September 28 over three tries until October 19, a day before heavy showers curtailed the vintages. It seems to have gone into its shell... Coming in at 140-grams-per-liter residual sugar, the 2009 de Fargues was picked from September 28 over three tries until October 19, a day before heavy showers curtailed the vintages. It seems to have gone into its shell since I last tasted it. It opens gradually with subtle notes of dried honey, lanolin, just a touch of chlorophyll and stem ginger. The palate is gorgeous: super fine tannins here, wonderful minerality and tension with a sense of everything being in its right place. It is not a powerful de Fargues – in fact, this is understated for the vintage. However, it will have great complexity and is worth cellaring for a couple of decades. Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin
WS 94
Wine Spectator, April 2010
Pear pie and blanched almond on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet with a subtle spice honey and sliced apple character. Like sorbet.
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, January 2012
80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc. This was fermented and aged in barrel of which 15% was new and will be bottled later in 2012. Still tight and reserved two years into its evolution. Soft fruit notes scented with... 80% semillon and 20% sauvignon blanc. This was fermented and aged in barrel of which 15% was new and will be bottled later in 2012. Still tight and reserved two years into its evolution. Soft fruit notes scented with apricots and kumquat lift the bouquet. Dense rich and round on the palate yet still showing some restraint. I expect the wine to flush out over the next year and will be worth checking in on again once it is in bottle.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2009

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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.