Château de Fargues 1996

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:Sweet
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

This immense botrytised sweet wine, made for ageing, combining power and elegance to achieve perfection, is produced by the Comte de Lur-Saluces, the former owner of Château d'Yquem. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Producer/Owner: Famille de Lur-Saluces
  • More information....

Château de Fargues serve at a temperature of 6°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Toasts de pain dépices et foie gras, Turbot ou sole, Tarte fine aux poires.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Château de Fargues

    Cuvée presentation

    Powerful yet incredibly elegant, the wine is so rich and creamy that it is almost syrup-like. It offers complex and flavoursome aromas of citrus fruits, exotic fruits and broom, as well as toasted bread and mellow spices. A great fortified wine designed to be aged. It is worth noting that the estate does not produce a Second Wine, but does make a delicious dry white, the Guilhem de Fargues.

    Information about domain Château de Fargues

    The Château de Fargues estate has belonged to the Lur-Saluces family (former owner of Yquem) since 1472. Fargues first became known for its red wine, which was then abandoned in 1930 as the estate focused on its famous fortified wine. This meant that the cru was ineligible for the famous Sauternes classification (1855) - this is of little importance, as above and beyond mere titles, the wonderful nectar produced by the estate speaks for itself, placing Fargues firmly among the elite of the appellation's wines. Today, Count Alexandre de Lur-Saluces masterfully manages the cru by applying the same rigorous wine-making and vinification methods as those used in Yquem: low yields (8 hl/ha), stringent selecting in the yield to extract the very best of the noble rot, ageing for 42 months in one year-old barrels, zero filtering, etc. The only slight disappointment here is very low production, leaving a number of connoisseurs frustrated and dejected!

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly damaged label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Producer/Owner: Famille de Lur-Saluces
    • Vintage: 1996
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 14
    • Volume: 12000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
    Château de Fargues
    Château de Fargues

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    Château de Fargues 1996

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format