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Château de Fargues Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

"It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/delineation so essential in these creamy, creme brulee, and honeysuckle-flavored offerings. Nevertheless, because this vintage is so highly regarded, I tasted through most of the top estates. The 2003s appear to be somewhat in the style of the 1990s, with high levels of residual sugar (higher than 2001 for the most part) as well as botrytis, low acidity, and fat, full-bodied personalities. This region’s harvest began extremely early (early September), and was completely finished within three weeks. It does not appear that the nobleness and racy richness of the 2001 vintage will be found in the 2003s, but readers who like the big, flamboyant, over the top style of the 1990s will enjoy the 2003s even more than I did...88-90" WA 04/04

Editorial Reviews for Château de Fargues Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
09/22/2008

Lively on the nose with a big, creamy marshmallow and dried tropical fruit tone supported by background notes of sweetly spiced wood and roasted nuts. Big and creamy in the mouth with a touch of caramel dominating the dried pear fruits and background botrytis tones. A bit hollow on the midpalate but the caramel cream tones gain in intensity.


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Snooth User: gdp
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3.00 5
09/07/2008

Lively on the nose with a big, creamy marshmallow and dried tropical fruit tone supported by background notes of sweetly spiced wood and roasted nuts. Big and creamy in the mouth with a touch of caramel dominating the dried pear fruits and background botrytis tones. A bit hollow on the midpalate but the caramel cream tones gain in intensity. 90pts.


External Reviews for Château de Fargues Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

Elegante, komplexe und fruchtige Nase mit Aromen wie Botrytis, Zitrone, Ananas, Safran, Akazienhonig und Mango. Im Gaumen ist der Wein cremig sowie fruchtig. Der Abgang ist lang und aromatisch.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/27/2015

[No tasting note was given.]


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

[Barrel tasting] This is a bodybuilder of a wine. Massive. Full-bodied, very sweet, yet you don’t feel it. It seems almost tannic, but there is great sweetness and power. Ginger and honey. Fantastic wine.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Big rich and juicy. Voluptuous with aromas of caramel apple and light tropical fruit. Full-bodied round and very sweet with loads of ripe fruit and a long butterscotch and piecrust aftertaste. Viscous texture. Hard not to drink it now. A wonderful sticky. Best after 2010. 6 250 cases made. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

This is big and powerful with a dense and very sweet palate. Full of botrytis and spices, from cinnamon to cloves to nutmeg. The finish is nutty with more spices and orange peel. Very stunning. Why wait? This has a slight dried grape character from t... James Suckling. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Rieussec 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

No tasting note was given. Robert Parker. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Chateau de Fargues 375ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
12/14/2011

This cuts a broad swath, with dense fig, piecrust, green almond and golden raisin notes held together by ginger cream and tarte Tatin notes. The long, creamy finish lets a coconut milk hint check in. One for the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2025.


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"It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/delineation so essential in these creamy, creme brulee, and honeysuckle-flavored offerings. Nevertheless, because this vintage is so highly regarded, I tasted through most of the top estates. The 2003s appear to be somewhat in the style of the 1990s, with high levels of residual sugar (higher than 2001 for the most part) as well as botrytis, low acidity, and fat, full-bodied personalities. This region’s harvest began extremely early (early September), and was completely finished within three weeks. It does not appear that the nobleness and racy richness of the 2001 vintage will be found in the 2003s, but readers who like the big, flamboyant, over the top style of the 1990s will enjoy the 2003s even more than I did...88-90" WA 04/04

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