Posts Tagged ‘Chateau de Fargues’

Chateau de Fargues, Sauternes – Verticle Tasting

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

A stunning 17 vintages of Chateau de Fargues, one of the very best Sauternes wines, are covered in the two videos below. The Sauternes go back to 1983 and including the great 1988, 1989, 1990, 2001, 2005 and 2009 vintages.

My thanks go to Compte Alexandre de Lur-Saluces, owner of Chateau de Fargues, for allowing us to film this exceptional tasting and to Charles Taylor MW, who is writing a book on Bordeaux and for whom this tasting was organised.  As always thanks too to Max Amiraut, the cellarmaster at de Fargues, and his assistant Corinne.  Enjoy!  Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes – Second Growths (2 of 2)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Now it is the turn of Doisy-Vedrines, Filhot, Lamothe, Lamothe-Guignard and Nairac to show off in front of the flip cam.

Next up are the First Growths! At this stage I can definitely say that there is more to the 2009 Sauternes and Barsac wines than the 2007s, certainly in terms of sweetness, up front fruit flavours and overall consistency. The 2007s are great wines that may be a little shy at this stage having just been bottled, something that definitely can’t be said of the big and bold 2009s. Bill Blatch

2007 Sauternes tasting – First Growth Chateaux (1 of 2)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Third video from the mammoth 2007 and 2009 Sauternes and Barsac tasting at Chateau de Fargues. This covers the first six out of thirteen 2007 First Growth wines including the highly rated Chateau Climens.

Other Chateaux in this flight of wines are Coutet, de Fargues, de Rayne-Vigneau, Guiraud and Lafaurie-Peyraguey. Bill Blatch

2009 Sauternes Report 2 – February 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I’m trying not to look cold (it was a bit early in the morning) as I make this video for you and report on another days tasting of the 2009 Sauternes vintage.

We visited Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Château d’Yquem, Château de Fargues, Château Guiraud, Château Raymond-Lafon and Château Sigalas-Rabaud. There are some fantastic wines emerging, and some very different styles, it’s exciting stuff.

I also tasted a wine that brought tears to my eyes and when you taste as much as I do, it doesn’t happen often. Watch the video to find out which one it was.