2007 de Fargues, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1039169

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 de Fargues is just a little smudged at first on the nose, so putting it aside for 10-15 minutes, it soon gains more clarity and develops engaging aromas of clear honey, barley sugar, a touch of quince and pear, in many ways more Barsac in style than Sauternes. The palate is beautifully balanced on the entry with touches of lemon curd, barley sugar, pear, apple-blossom and ginger, the finish more persistent than it showed at primeur, lingering like a temptress with illicit intentions." (04/10) 92-96 points Wine Spectator: "Wow. This is really beautiful, with loads of ripe, spicy and sweet fruit, bright acidity and a long, spicy finish. Impressive richness. Very, very long. Very classy." (Web 08) 91-94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium yellow-gold. Sexy, rot-enobled aromas of orange, pineapple, coconut and honey. Lush, high-toned and superconcentrated, with apricot, honey and barley sugar flavors framed by racy acidity. Finishes smooth and fresh, with a strong flavor of pineapple." (Jul/Aug 08) K&L's notes: *+ Rich and oily. Thick-huge wine. Should be great. At UGC: rich style and very lush on the palate. Long and deep. Ralph: * Super fat and rich. Everyone will love it. Please note - 2007 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will tentatively arrive between Jan 2010 and Dec 2010. We will contact you for shipping instructions.

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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Bordeaux

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Sauternes

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