Château de Fargues 1990 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château de Fargues 1990 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Optimum Drinking: 2018-2040 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Code: 103045
Estate Notes

Château de Fargues 1990 was purchased in its original wooden case and is a great oppotunity to snap up a rare Sauternes that is drinking beautifully at present with further promise in the bottle.

Château de Fargues has been in the Lur-Saluces family (who owned Yquem until 1999) since 1472, and is often regarded as 'd`Yquem jnr' as the same winemaking skills are used at both properties to this day. Yields are minute (around 500 cases are produced annually) from Fargue's 15 hectares and grapes are picked in separate sweeps of the vineyard, subsequently being aged in one-year-old barrels previously used by Yquem.


"...a prodigious bouquet of over-ripe oranges, toffee apple, chlorophyll and even a faint hint of chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a luscious ripe mandarin and apricot-tinged entry, building wonderfully to a botrytis-laden finish that fans out like a firework, leaving traces of cumin and dried orange peel on the long finish. The ’90 de Fargues is simply superb in every way, a multi-faceted wonder."

"This is really a wild wine. Emits wonderful aromas of orange peel, dried fruits and honey, and is full-bodied and incredibly concentrated, with fine acidity and a long, zingy, sweet aftertaste." Wine Spectator