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2009 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA97
  • WS94
  • ST93
  • DM91

Reviews

WA97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The nose is rather taciturn at first unfurling with tantalizing slowness: clear honey pear orange-blossom and apricot. Wonderful definition. The palate is not as powerful as others but there is a tangible sense of... The nose is rather taciturn at first unfurling with tantalizing slowness: clear honey pear orange-blossom and apricot. Wonderful definition. The palate is not as powerful as others but there is a tangible sense of minerality underlying the honeyed fruit very focused and endowed with breathtaking definition and tension towards the vibrant finish.
WS94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Pear pie and blanched almond on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet with a subtle spice honey and sliced apple character. Like sorbet.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Medium yellow-gold. Reticent but pure aromas of apricot ginger honey marzipan and vanilla gain in force with aeration. Plump on the palate but with a firm core of acidity and strong spice character giving definition and... Medium yellow-gold. Reticent but pure aromas of apricot ginger honey marzipan and vanilla gain in force with aeration. Plump on the palate but with a firm core of acidity and strong spice character giving definition and verve to the ripe peach honeyed botrytis and spicy marzipan flavors. This will need time to harmonize but already displays very good underlying structure and sweetness and finishes with a lingering white pepper note. A fairly typical Fargues falling somewhere between the overt fruitiness of Barsac and the opulence of Yquem
DM91
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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.