Brilliant straw yellow colour. Wonderful, complex bouquet of ripe fruit, apricot, jam and vanilla, followed by hints of honey, almond, citrus zest and that touch of mineral freshness typical of Chateau de Fargues. Starts out very round and full on the palate. The acidity balances out the rich sweetness and gives the wine depth and an endlessly long aftertaste. This vintage is the perfect blend of complexity, power and elegance.
"The de Fargues 2001 is consistent with its showing 12 months ago at the property. Here, it has a hedonistic, quite powerful bouquet that demands you attention with that suggestion of Manuka honey (my own personal favorite since discovering it in New Zealand) defining the aromatics. The palate is extremely well balanced and viscous, struck through with great tension and yet like before, it does not quite unleash that knockout blow that distinguishes a truly great de Fargues." 93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Very unctuous with strong acidity and a ‘burnt’ edge. Not as fat as Climens. A bit nervy but very fine and racy. Perfect for a dish that doesn’t need lots of sweetness. Foie gras perhaps? Still pretty chewy. Long." 18/20, Jancis Robinson
Chateau de Fargues 2001 Sauternes
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