Château de Fargues Sauternes 2005

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Alcohol: 13.65%

Grape(s): Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Localization: Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Tasting Notes: A great success everywhere in Bordeaux and absolutely brilliant in Sauternes. Nothing is excessive and, despite the wine's richness, everything is in balance.

96 Points - Wine Spectator: This is so creamy, almost milky in feel, with toasted coconut and cashew notes giving way to sweet peach, apricot and glazed pear flavors that glide along, while ginger, green tea, lychee and kumquat flavors extend through the finish. Shows terrific range and definition. Feels like it's just starting to open, and is in no rush. Drink now through 2035.

95 Points - Wine Advocate: The 2005 Château de Fargues has a rich and intense bouquet with layers of honey, dried peach, beeswax and acacia that soar from the glass. The palate is powerful and authoritative: intense botrytis-rich honeyed fruit with compelling mineralité underneath. It fans out in glorious fashion - a stunning de Fargues that is now beginning to show its talents.

The Domain: An atypical estate as well as an atypical wine, Chateau de Fargues - a Lur Saluces property - bears majestic witness to the past. This historical perspective enables the chateau to cultivate a fine reputation among a small, but devoted circle of connoisseurs, and rise above the turmoil of the present or the influence of short-lived trends. Chateau de Fargues has the necessary grandeur to focus on its quest for perfection and intimacy.

The constant desire to maintain a blanace between expertise passed down from generation to generation and carefully tested modern techniques makes this golden wine a "blue note" among the great Sauternes estates.