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Château de Fargues (375ml) 2005

$185.00 per bottle

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“In 1472, 300 years before the Lur Saluces family acquired the famous Château d’Yquem, they owned Château de Fargues. While de Fargues has never been classified, the quality of the wine produced is brilliant. Still owned by the Lur Saluces family, it receives virtually the identical winemaking care that Yquem does. In some vintages, de Fargues has often been the second-best wine produced in the Sauternes region, and when it is tasted blind, many tasters, including most experts, usually judge it to be Yquem. In all fairness, the wine lacks the ageing potential of Yquem, but when young, the resemblance can be extraordinary…”

— Robert Parker

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“In 1472, 300 years before the Lur Saluces family acquired the famous Château d’Yquem, they owned Château de Fargues. While de Fargues has never been classified, the quality of the wine produced is brilliant. Still owned by the Lur Saluces family, it receives virtually the identical winemaking care that Yquem does. In some vintages, de Fargues has often been the second-best wine produced in the Sauternes region, and when it is tasted blind, many tasters, including most experts, usually judge it to be Yquem. In all fairness, the wine lacks the ageing potential of Yquem, but when young, the resemblance can be extraordinary…”

— Robert Parker

De Fargues’s similarity to Yquem is uncanny, and given the price charged for de Fargues – approximately one third that paid for a bottle of Yquem – it is irrefutably a bargain. Unfortunately, the production of de Fargues is tiny, thereby reducing the opportunity for many wine enthusiasts to taste this wine (which some, by the way, jokingly call Yquem Jr.).

     
Name Château de Fargues
Vintage 2005
Type Liquoreux / Sweet Wine
Appellation Sauternes
Classification None
Grape Varieties Semillon; Sauvignon Blanc
Format 375ml
Average Age of Vines 40 years old
Production 15,000 bottles
Soil  
Winemaking Fermentation in 100% new oak barrels
Ageing Ageing in the same barrel for 36 months
Website  
Food Pairings Blue Cheese; Fruit Dessert
Occasions Romantic Dinner; Celebrations; Business Dinner; Anniversary
When to Drink Enjoy over the next 20 Years