A vintage full of richness and complexity which will find its place in the beautiful series of the famous "5" years.
WEATHER DURING THE GROWING SEASON
2015: a hot and dry year
After a rather cold winter, the vines took advantage of a warm and dry spring to achieve a rapid flowering at the beginning of June. With a radiant summer, everything accelerates, especially since stormy rains in June and August guarantee good water reserves. At the end of the summer, the night temperatures drop and we can even talk about an early autumnal coolness: the ideal conditions for a perfect maturation, preserving the aromatic potential and the
the fruit's aromatic potential and acidity.
2015 has al l the hal lmarks of the greates t vintages on both the nose and the palate. Af ter a f i rs t impres s ion of roses , hawthorn and peony, the bouquet reveal s l ime and orange blossom nuances , as wel l as baked apple, plum, and apr icot before f inishing wi th guava, pineapple, and orange marmalade over tones . One can also discern fresh lemony hints. These aromatics are del icious ly ref lected on the palate, which features, in addit ion, honey, f rui t paste, tar te tat in and almond f lavours, as wel l as a beaut i ful smooth texture.
The nose and the mouth have all the characteristics of the greatest vintage wines. After a first floral veil of fresh roses, hawthorn and pineapple, we smell lime blossom and orange blossom. The cooked apple, the plum and the apricot take over before the perception of guava, pineapple and finally orange marmalade. The yellow lemon brings its note of acidity and freshness. The mouth blends all these flavors with a fine spring honey and fruit paste, all wrapped in a gourmet texture of tarte tatin slightly almond.
NOTES ET CRITIQUES DÉGUSTATION>
The 2015 Château de Fargues (...) has a complex bouquet with honey, marmalade and quince aromas that are beau- tifully defined , but will clearly take a few years to reach their full potential. The palate is very sensual on the entry, honeyed and lavish at the beginning, but retaining beautiful wonderful precision and persistence on the lightly spiced finish. This is a seriously good de Fargues that should age effortlessly over the next 30-40 years. As usual, thisis one for the serious Sauternes- lovers who know that good things come to this that wait.Wine Advocate – Neil Martin – 28 April 2016
Sensational, with youthfully raw waves of toasted coconut, dried fig, glazed pear and singled almond that are still finding their groove, backed by mango, heather honey and piecrust notes. Incredibly rich, yet detailed in feel, this will need a bit of time to settle in fully, after which this should cruise in the cellar . Best from 2025 through 2050Wine Spectator – James Molesworth – 2019
Mid- to deep gold; dense and mineral and citrus zest; rich and lively, a finely chiseled constitution; intensely sweet, rich, very long to taste, particularly aromatic in flavor, energetic from its noble rot spice, very « racy » to taste, dense, long refined, and with great persistence. Beautifully poised and complete wine.The World of Fine Wine – Michael Schuster – 2016