Chateau de Fargues Sauternes 1990

  • WA
    96
  • WS
    94
  • IWC
    92+
Varietal:
White Dessert Wine
Region:
France : Bordeaux : Sauternes
Producer:
Chateau de Fargues
See More:
90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$179.00
Quantity Available: 2
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Reviews

  • Wine Advocate

    Neal Martin
    June 2013
    96 After a scorching summer, the 1990 de Fargues harvest began early (on September 18) and the fruit was picked over 4 tries until October 10 – the earliest harvest on record. It is the most powerful of the trilogy. Delivering 130 grams-per-liter residual sugar at 13.6% alcohol, it has a prodigious bouquet of over-ripe oranges, toffee apple, chlorophyll and even a faint hint of chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied with a luscious ripe mandarin and apricot-tinged entry, building wonderfully to a botrytis-laden finish that fans out like a firework, leaving traces of cumin and dried orange peel on the long finish. The ’90 de Fargues is simply superb in every way, a multi-faceted wonder.
  • Wine Spectator

    W.S.
    January 31, 1997
    94 This is really a wild wine. Emits wonderful aromas of orange peel, dried fruits and honey, and is full-bodied and incredibly concentrated, with fine acidity and a long, zingy, sweet aftertaste. Best after 2000.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    July 1998
    92+ Fairly deep gold-tinged color. Superripe aromas of pineapple, cooked apple, honey and white raisin. Huge, thick and three-dimensional; shows a powerfully honeyed character and deep peachy fruit in the mouth. Almost aggressively young today, with the chewy character and uncanny richness shown by a number of these '90s. Slight heat and a note of mint on the very strong back end. This will require another five to seven years to reach its full potential and should be long-lived.