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2009 Fargues, Chateau de Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • WS91
  • ST90
  • DM

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
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.
WS91
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.
ST90
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... 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
DM
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.

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