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2010 Fargues, Chateau de Sauternes Blend

  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WA94
  • WS92
  • ST91
  • WE89
  • GB
  • JR

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WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The Chateau de Fargues has a very pure nose of clear honey, lemon curd and passion fruit all with fine delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus-driven entry with touches of lime, passion fruit and... The Chateau de Fargues has a very pure nose of clear honey, lemon curd and passion fruit all with fine delineation and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus-driven entry with touches of lime, passion fruit and grapefruit. It has great focus and "drive," a crescendo of flavours that embrace quince, Seville orange, tangerine and spice. There is wonderful persistency towards the powerful finish. This is another great de Fargues to follow the monumental 2009. -Neal Martin
WS92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
Unctuous and nicely formed already, with juicy apricot, green fig and honey notes. The finish is lush, but with nice cut, showing hints of toasted coconut and almond. Sneakily long. -J.M.
ST91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright, pale yellow-gold. Aromas of lemon, yellow peach, passion fruit and flowers are by rosewater and a lovely hint of spicy botrytis. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with excellent balance to its smooth, rich tropical... Bright, pale yellow-gold. Aromas of lemon, yellow peach, passion fruit and flowers are by rosewater and a lovely hint of spicy botrytis. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with excellent balance to its smooth, rich tropical fruit, citrus and honeyed flavors. This seductive and very sweet wine struck me as a rather atypical Fargues in its restrained delivery of aromas and flavors; while it's not as flamboyant or explosively decadent as de Fargues usually is, it boasts sneaky concentration. High but well-integrated acidity keeps it very light on its feet.
WE89
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
Very aromatic, sweet wine, the palate suffused with acidity as well as dried apricots, fresh in character, the spicy element adding to the structure of the wine.
GB
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2011
80% semillon, 20% sauvignon blanc. Aged in 20% new oak, planted to gravel and clay soils. . Bright and high-toned, the nose is closed and backward at the same time, with botrytis married to creamy citrus and stone fruit... 80% semillon, 20% sauvignon blanc. Aged in 20% new oak, planted to gravel and clay soils. . Bright and high-toned, the nose is closed and backward at the same time, with botrytis married to creamy citrus and stone fruit. On the palate, this is beautifully textured, round and rich, with great acids that give it a weightless feel while still coating the mouth. This is loaded with toasted nuts, spicy botrytis, creamy citrus, and a long, mouth-watering finish. This will be a beautiful wine with 20 years of age, but should start to show nicely in 10. One of the top Sauternes tasted for the vintage. Enjoy through 2040.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Quite pale gold. Dense, rich, twangy nose. Some real density and wonderful life. Tastes as though real selection has gone into this wine, although the sugar level is not that intense. And the overall impression is one of... Quite pale gold. Dense, rich, twangy nose. Some real density and wonderful life. Tastes as though real selection has gone into this wine, although the sugar level is not that intense. And the overall impression is one of acidity plus only medium body and sweetness. I like the light marmalade hints though. RS 132 g/l, TA 4 g/l. 17 out of 20

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