2011 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • WS 98
  • IWC 95
  • DC 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 93

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Reg: $139.94

$114.94

In Stock: 17 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WS 98
Wine Spectator, December 2014
Shows fantastic range, featuring creamed Jonagold apple, papaya, toasted coconut, brioche and pineapple notes, laced with macadamia nut and heather honey details. The long, sweetened butter–filled finish shows citrus oil... Shows fantastic range, featuring creamed Jonagold apple, papaya, toasted coconut, brioche and pineapple notes, laced with macadamia nut and heather honey details. The long, sweetened butter–filled finish shows citrus oil and bitter almond accents. Displays amazing depth and purity, with the elements glistening beautifully as the finish goes on. Best from 2018 through 2045. From France. — J.M.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
(IWC92-95 points) Bright golden yellow. Exotic full-blown aromas of apricot pineapple syrup honey marzipan and crepe suzette. Thick fat and honeyed but with excellent lift to its opulent flavors of apricot yellow peach... (IWC92-95 points) Bright golden yellow. Exotic full-blown aromas of apricot pineapple syrup honey marzipan and crepe suzette. Thick fat and honeyed but with excellent lift to its opulent flavors of apricot yellow peach and honeycomb complicated by coconut caramel and vanilla nuances. This very dense wine features penetrating acidity that provides sharp definition and lift on the very long finish. Lately Alexandre de Lur Saluces has been making opulent wines at de Fargues that remind me of the Yquem vintages he made in years past. - Ian D'Agata
DC 95
Decanter, April 2012
18.5/20 points. Great density and unctuous texture that is classic Fargues. Generous, full-bodied, with layers of flavours ranging from dried apricots to sweet honeysuckle and marmalade. Very long, layered and beautifully... 18.5/20 points. Great density and unctuous texture that is classic Fargues. Generous, full-bodied, with layers of flavours ranging from dried apricots to sweet honeysuckle and marmalade. Very long, layered and beautifully made. Drink 2025-2047.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
(WE92-94 points) Barrel sample. A smooth and rich wine that also shows depth of flavor. Wrapped in its tight texture are notes of peach and mango, bitter orange and lemon zest. It’s a fine wine that should age for many years.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château de Fargues 2011 has a slightly disjointed nose at first, although with aeration it appears to coalesce with scents of honey, almond shavings, an exotic... Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château de Fargues 2011 has a slightly disjointed nose at first, although with aeration it appears to coalesce with scents of honey, almond shavings, an exotic hint of marzipan and just a touch of mandarin. The palate is well balanced with a keen line of acidity, well balanced and poised with a noticeable spicy finish that just tapers in slightly, yet there is genuine persistence and breeding here. - Neal Martin
JJB 96
JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% semillon 20% sauvignon blanc. Barrel fermented then aged in 15% new oak for 30-36 months. The vines are planted on mixed clay and gravel soils. Light greenish gold color. Exotic nose with mango vanilla bean and... 80% semillon 20% sauvignon blanc. Barrel fermented then aged in 15% new oak for 30-36 months. The vines are planted on mixed clay and gravel soils. Light greenish gold color. Exotic nose with mango vanilla bean and beeswax aromas plus a touch of saffron spice. This has a wonderful thick texture that coats the mouth yet maintains fresh lemon acidity that gives precision to the richness with riper notes of apricot orange marmalade and hints of spice from the botrytis. Enjoy over the next 15 years. This chateau is owned by the Lur-Suluces family former owners of Chateau d'Yquem.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Barsac / Sauternes
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

Label

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.