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Château de Fargues 1997

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    Parker : 93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Comte Alexandre Luc de Saluces rates this within the top five vintages of the estate. The weather during harvest was excellent and the first trie was carried out between September 15-19, stretching out until November 4, over five tries in total. It has a lower residual sugar level than recent vintages, 116 grams-per-liter and an alcohol level of 13.45%. It has a quintessential de Fargues bouquet with scents of brown sugar, mandarin, over-ripe Satsuma and just a whiff of chlorine. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity and very fine tension. It is a little leaner than more recent vintages, thanks to the modest residual sugar levels, but it builds suggestively toward a relatively drier, but beautifully defined mandarin and dried orange peel finish. What a fabulous Sauternes - but alas only 15,000 bottles were produced. Tasted April 2013.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    Environment
    Conventional viticulture

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château de Fargues

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Parker
    93

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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