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2011 Chateau de Fargues Sauternes
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About Chateau de Fargues

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

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2011 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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92-95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July 2012

(6.5 g/l total acidity; 120 g/l residual sugar):  Bright golden yellow.  Exotic, full-blown aromas of apricot, pineapple syrup, honey, marzipan and crepe suzette.  Thick, fat and honeyed, but with excellent lift to its opulent flavors of apricot, yellow peach and honeycomb complicated by coconut, caramel and vanilla nuances.  This very dense wine features penetrating acidity that provides sharp definition and lift on the very long finish.  Lately, Alexandre de Lur Saluces has been making opulent wines at de Fargues that remind me of the Yquem vintages he made in years past.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.

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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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