Chateau de Fargues Sauternes 2005
Name: Chateau de Fargues Lur Saluces Sauternes
Producer: Chateau de Fargues
Review by Vinous; 92
"Medium yellow. Exotic, high-toned apricot, spices and flowers on the nose, complemented by coconutty, toasty oak. Very sweet and unctuous, with exotic, nobly rotten flavors of pineapple, apricot and coconut and an impression of elevated alcohol. Not quite as racy, fruity or structured as the 2007; conveys an impression of softer acidity, and yet this maintains a light touch. Finishes with suggestions of vanilla and marzipan"
Review by The Wine Advocate; 95
"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"
Review by Wine Enthusiast; 88
"A highly perfumed wine, which shows high vanilla and wood flavors, while the sweetness remains much more delicate. A combination that needs time to settle down before becoming a light style of Sauternes"