2005 Château de Fargues Sauternes1 Rating
2005 Château de Fargues Sauternes
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Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesWe have been familiar with this property for some four decades, and it continues to deliver more hidden value than just about any other producer around. Ownership must have something to do with it because it belongs to the Lur Saluce family whose stewardship of Chateau D'Yquem for centuries has brought them well-deserved fame. DeFargues is newer stuff. It was first given over to the making of Sauternes in 1943 and is still in the process of development with new acreage about to be planted on the ...
International Wine CellarMedium yellow. Exotic, high-toned apricot, spices and flowers on the nose, complemented by coconutty, toasty oak. Very sweet and unctuous, with exotic, nobly rotten flavors of pineapple, apricot and coconut and an impression of elevated alcohol. Not quite as racy, fruity or structured as the 2007; conveys an impression of softer acidity, and yet this maintains a light touch. Finishes with suggestions of vanilla and marzipan.
Wine Spectator"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."
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08