CHÂTEAU DE FARGUES
2005 1er Cru Classé Sauternes Château de Fargues
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Pure gold. Real interest here. Quite a caramel/burnt sugar character, but all done with succulence. This is the one I want to swallow (quite badly). Beautifully balanced. Very long. Rating: 92 L&S (Apr 2006)
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Not for the first time is it clear that this unclassified cru can make wines of 1er cru classé quality. The nose shows marvellously heady opulence and richness, also complex fruit aromas of real beauty. The flavour simply goes on and on, with great complexity, richness and breed. Rating: ***** www.decanter.com
This is very concentrated with dried pineapple, honey and caramel. Full-bodied and superdense. Like honey. Massive. This is fantastic. From the former head and part owner of Yquem. Rating: 95-100 James Suckling, The Wine Spectator
Curious metallic quality on the nose at first which dissipated. Then very sweet and round and full. Golden syrup sensation. Some firm acidity - a little loose and embryonic. Quite astringent finish. Toasty note, too. 2014-24 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com
Château de Fargues
The imposing ruins of a fortress built in 1306 give Château de Fargues a certain mystery that suits the estate very well. Until 2004, Alexandre de Lur Saluces, owner of Château de Fargues, also managed the famous Château d'Yquem. This explains why the vitcultural and winemaking methods at Fargues are so similar to its prestigious "cousin".
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