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2009 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes
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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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2009 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes

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

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90-93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May 2010

Medium yellow-gold. Reticent but pure aromas of apricot, ginger, honey, marzipan and vanilla gain in force with aeration. Plump on the palate, but with a firm core of acidity and strong spice character giving definition and verve to the ripe peach, honeyed botrytis and spicy marzipan flavors. This will need time to harmonize, but already displays very good underlying structure and sweetness, and finishes with a lingering white pepper note. A fairly typical Fargues, falling somewhere between the overt fruitiness of Barsac and the opulence of Yquem

97 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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