CHATEAU DE FARGUES - MARQUIS DE LUR SALUCES 2006
Grape : Sémillon 100%
Tasting notes : This wine had very deep and intense noble rot, citrus peel, pear and acacia honey everywhere, strong and powerful on the palate with stunning balance. Very elegant, refined, rich and with soft finish.
History : Domain and wines atypical, the Castle of Fargues, majestic witness of the past, cultivates a confidential fame which allows him to evolve in the vortices of the present.
Built in 1306 by Cardinal Raymond Guilhem of Fargues, the Château de Fargues went through marriage in 1472, to the family of Lur, who wears since another wedding of 1586, the names and weapons of Lur Saluces.The old castle-fortress, destroyed by a fire in 1687, still proudly stands its strong walls in the middle of the Sauternes vineyards. On the 170 hectares of the estate of Château de Fargues, only the magnificent clay-gravel ridge on the side of the old castle is devoted to the vineyard. The Lur Saluces, owners for more than five centuries, knew how to develop all the quintessence of the work of noble rot.
At the top of a ridge located on the top of the village of Fargues, backed by the pine forest of the Landes and overlooking the valley of the Garonne, the vineyard of Château de Fargues benefits from the very particular microclimate of Sauternes, made of a alternating humidity, sun and wind.Its vines, grouped on 15 hectares in the immediate vicinity of the Castle, are rooted in a sandy soil resting on a gravelly clay subsoil which is the subject of a network of drainages carefully maintained and constantly improved for more than a century and probably more.
Robert Parker : 96/100 Pts
Wine Spectator : 95/100 Pts