Fargues 2001


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Tasting Notes

The 2001 Château de Fargues has a ton of botrytis on the nose, along with those trademark scents of Manuka honey and quince, Seville oranges and perhaps more delineation than I noticed on previous bottles. The palate has a lovely balance with botrytis-soaked fruit, unctuous in texture with stem ginger and even a hint of rhubarb on the finish. This is firing on all cylinders at the moment and represents the best bottle that I have encountered. Tasted at the Château Figeac dinner.

Score: 95

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2022-2050 01 April 2022

The 2001 Château de Fargues is deeper in color than its peers. It has a multifaceted bouquet of manuka honey, quince and yellow flowers, although it does not quite deliver the complexity of, say, Doisy-Daëne or Climens. The palate is viscous on the entry, very voluminous and rich, conveying width and girth yet somehow just missing some mineralité or intrigue toward the finish. This is a very fine Sauternes, yet I find more in other vintages.

Score: 93

Neal Martin, Vinous.com Maturity: 2021-2040 01 June 2021

Very unctuous with strong acidity and a ‘burnt’ edge. Not as fat as Climens. A bit nervy but very fine and racy. Perfect for a dish that doesn’t need lots of sweetness. Foie gras perhaps? Still pretty chewy. Long.

Score: 18

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com 18 May 2011

Still in barrel, this Chateau d’Yquem look-alike exhibits powerful creme brulee characteristics along with some volatile acidity, huge, full-bodied, unctuously textured flavors, ample intensity as well as purity, and caramelized tropical fruits. This brawny heavyweight requires 5-6 years of bottle age, and should evolve for three decades.

Score: 94 - 96

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2009 - 2034 01 June 2004