The same family that once owned Chateau d'Yquem for four centuries (before selling to LVMH in 1999) owns Chateau de Fargues. The vineyard is in a small village on the edge of the Sauternes AC. Even though it does not have the lustre of a classification, the inherent quality is instantly recognisable. In fact, it is one of the most expensive after d'Yquem itself.
Wine Spectator (95-100)This is big, powerful and intense, with loads of ripe fruit and spice character. Full-bodied, racy, very sweet and long. Complex, layered and fantastic, showing ginger spice. Really stands out. Excellent. Score range: 95-100 -JSHK$9,600.00
Wine Advocate (97)The de Fargues 2007 delivers 13.9% alcohol and 134 grams of residual sugar. Picking commenced on September 11, with slow botrytis formation and recommenced October 2-24, the picking ale to be conducted at a relatively leisurely pace. It has a very typical de Fargues nose that has lost its tongue at first, but it opens up to reveal a slightly spirituous bouquet with clear honey, pressed flowers, almond and a distant scent of the sea. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and outstanding delineation. It is utterly harmonious with a thrilling, edgy finish that expresses the terroir with great clarity. There is an effervescent quality that really takes the 2007 to another level, while the marmalade and white pepper finish is powerful and leaves a lasting impression. This is a fabulous 2007, one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted April 2013.HK$8,825.00