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2005 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes (half bottle)
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About Chateau de Fargues

The home property of the Lur-Saluces family, formerly owners of Ch√Ęteau d'Yquem, Fargues produces extraordinarily unctuous, honeyed wines from tiny vine yields.

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2005 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes (half bottle)

Producer: Chateau de Fargues
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2008

($120-$175) Medium 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.

95-100 Points | Wine Spectator

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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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