2009 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93
  • JJB

Reviews for 2009 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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 - 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.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
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
JJB
Devon Magee - 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.