Château de Fargues 2009 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

Château de Fargues 2009 (half bottle)

Sauternes, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Optimum Drinking: 2019-2040 Reviewer Rating: 97 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103044
Estate Notes

Château de Fargues 2009 comes from a great Sauternes vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case. It has much of the power and intensity of the great d'Yquem, but not the price tag.

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 were picked in 12 separate sweeps of the vineyard, subsequently being aged in one-year-old barrels previously used by Yquem.


"A powerful Sauternes, with tiers of toasted coconut, ginger cream, wheat biscuit and warm brioche rising up out of the core of incredibly lush mango, papaya and orange chiffon flavors. The long finish lets bergamot, persimmon and spice notes fill in, with a flash of green tea echoing through the finish to lend a racy counterpoint to the overall heft." Wine Spectator

"It opens gradually with subtle notes of dried honey, lanolin, just a touch of chlorophyll and stem ginger. The palate is gorgeous: super fine tannins here, wonderful minerality and tension with a sense of everything being in its right place. It is not a powerful de Fargues – in fact, this is understated for the vintage. However, it will have great complexity."