Château de Fargues Lur Saluces 2005 Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
Chateau de Fargues
Sweet wine, 75cl. Full bodied Semillion and Sauvignon Blanc blend from Bordeaux, France. 13.5% ABV.
"Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château de Fargues has a rich and intense bouquet with layers of honey, dried peach, beeswax and acacia that soar from the glass. The palate is powerful and authoritative: intense botrytis-rich honeyed fruit with compelling mineralité underneath. It fans out in glorious fashion - a stunning de Fargues that is now beginning to show its talents. As I remarked a couple of years ago, just afford it a couple more years so that it can fully absorb the vestiges of oak." 95/ 100 points from Robert Parker
Each wave of picking produced greatly diverse grapes and this vintage is even more rich and concentrated than 2003, 2001, 1990, and 1989. There can be little doubt that the final blend will be one of the most memorable wines ever produced at Château de Fargues.
Producer Profile Château de Fargues
Built in 1306, Chateau de Fargues is located atop a gravelly hilltop overlooking the Garonne valley. The estate’s fifteen-hectare vineyard has been gradually and patiently replanted since 1928 with the sole aim of making outstanding Sauternes. Benefiting from a unique microclimate, the vines are on average 35 years of age and consist of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Since 1472, the estate has been managed by the Lur Saluces family, one of the oldest and most influential in the Bordeaux region. Today, Alexandre de Lur Saluces and his son Philippe perpetuate the family tradition of excellence.