De Fargues Sauternes 1996 Bottle size: 375ml

France, Bordeaux
R900
In stock
(18 In Stock)

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95
JA
375ml
‘Soft amber in colour, with tawny reflections. This has a caressing silk texture, at the crossover stage of Sauternes where the texture makes you expect an unctuous rich wine, but the flavours instead barely betray a hint of sweetness, focusing on bitter orange, lemon peel, lime, saffron, oyster shell, performing the trick of starting sweet and finishing dry. Noble bitterness is clear, almost closer to a vin santo than a young Sauternes. A quick cut of a knife on the finish and this ends clean, softened by waves of cold ash and campfire smoke. Exceptional. Harvest September 30 to October 24. 11hl/h yield.’ – Jane Anson, janeanson.com, 95/100

More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 14%
Blend information 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating JA 95
Producer information Château de Fargues has been in the Lur Saluces family since 1472! With the Lur Saluces family being part owners and managers at d’Yquem until 2004 and many generations of experience at the estate, the sweet wines of De Fargues are considered among the finest in Sauternes. Now managed by Philippe de lur Saluces, 16th generation in the family, his passion for the estate and the region’s wines are set to keep this historic property at the apex of fine Bordeaux wines.
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