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Château de Fargues Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

" 'At Chateau de Fargues, the aim is for around 20 degrees of natural potential alcohol, which equates to between 340 and 350 grams of sugar per liter. Yields are naturally very low, averaging 8 hectoliters per hectare over the last twenty years, the pickers undertaking several passes through the vines to seek out fully botrytized berries. The wine is fermented in oak barrels and aged entirely in new oak for three years and racked quarterly. There is no second wine at de Fargues although they occasionally make a dry white wine "Guilhem de Fargues" that is sold as Bordeaux AC. The bouquet is deep and intense, imbued with trademark marmalade and mandarin aromas that can be utterly intoxicating and with age, whiffs of adhesive glue. These filter through to the palate: unctuous and laden with botrytis that is expressed more at de Fargues than any other Sauternes I know. De Fargues is a pleasurable wine – after all, that is the first rule of the appellation – yet there is something thought-provoking about this wine; a Sauternes that encourages you to ponder in your glass before taking a sip.'- Neal Martin "The Sauternes produced by Chateau de Fargues is the result of outstanding gifts of nature and the motivation - one might even say the stubbornness - of a family devoted to fine wine, and an attentive, enthusiastic winemaking team. It takes four years to produce wine at Fargues, and work is constantly being done simultaneously on four vintages at any one time. Its myriad aromas wake up the senses and coat the palate with a host of sensations. The emphasis on quality implicit in everything done at Fargues makes the wine an archetypal Sauternes displaying a subtle balance between sweetness and freshness, candied fruit and tangy fruit, and floral and mineral aromas. The entire vineyard has been gradually and patiently replanted since 1928 with the sole aim of making a superlative Sauternes. The first vintage of Chateau de Fargues dates from 1943. The wine continues to be made with the greatest of care and the estate constantly innovates to offer the best possible quality, making do with what nature and the weather provide. Although this rare wine with a brilliant gold colour is a purely natural product, it also exists thanks to the meticulous care taken by the men and women who work at Fargues. The winemaking team is very dedicated, patient, and details-oriented." - Winery

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Vintage: 1998 09/20/2009

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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/24/2012

Still quite raw, with loads of apricot, ginger, green plum, date and papaya flavors that are not yet melded together. Shows ample toasted almond and honey notes on the finish, with terrific depth and power. Very long. Theres loads here, but this has... Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chateau de Fargues 375ml


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Vintage: 2010 05/30/2011

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 06/07/2011

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. On the palate, this is beauti... Geoffrey Binder. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Chateau de Fargues 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 06/02/2011

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 09/22/2010

The nose is rather taciturn at first, unfurling with tantalizing slowness: clear honey, pear, orange-blossom and apricot. Wonderful definition. The palate is not as powerful as others, but there is a tangible sense of minerality underlying the honeye... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau de Fargues 375ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 10/22/2014

Wine red 2009 Chateau de Fargues Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: SAUTERNES Semillon 750 ml. 99 RP Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 05/20/2010

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chateau de Fargues 375ml


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" 'At Chateau de Fargues, the aim is for around 20 degrees of natural potential alcohol, which equates to between 340 and 350 grams of sugar per liter. Yields are naturally very low, averaging 8 hectoliters per hectare over the last twenty years, the pickers undertaking several passes through the vines to seek out fully botrytized berries. The wine is fermented in oak barrels and aged entirely in new oak for three years and racked quarterly. There is no second wine at de Fargues although they occasionally make a dry white wine "Guilhem de Fargues" that is sold as Bordeaux AC. The bouquet is deep and intense, imbued with trademark marmalade and mandarin aromas that can be utterly intoxicating and with age, whiffs of adhesive glue. These filter through to the palate: unctuous and laden with botrytis that is expressed more at de Fargues than any other Sauternes I know. De Fargues is a pleasurable wine – after all, that is the first rule of the appellation – yet there is something thought-provoking about this wine; a Sauternes that encourages you to ponder in your glass before taking a sip.'- Neal Martin "The Sauternes produced by Chateau de Fargues is the result of outstanding gifts of nature and the motivation - one might even say the stubbornness - of a family devoted to fine wine, and an attentive, enthusiastic winemaking team. It takes four years to produce wine at Fargues, and work is constantly being done simultaneously on four vintages at any one time. Its myriad aromas wake up the senses and coat the palate with a host of sensations. The emphasis on quality implicit in everything done at Fargues makes the wine an archetypal Sauternes displaying a subtle balance between sweetness and freshness, candied fruit and tangy fruit, and floral and mineral aromas. The entire vineyard has been gradually and patiently replanted since 1928 with the sole aim of making a superlative Sauternes. The first vintage of Chateau de Fargues dates from 1943. The wine continues to be made with the greatest of care and the estate constantly innovates to offer the best possible quality, making do with what nature and the weather provide. Although this rare wine with a brilliant gold colour is a purely natural product, it also exists thanks to the meticulous care taken by the men and women who work at Fargues. The winemaking team is very dedicated, patient, and details-oriented." - Winery

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