Vintage 1989

PROFILE

Château de Fargues 1989 :  The complexity of a great vintage. An early-maturing year, with some hail damage in July, but that did not compromise the vintage.

François Amirault, Operations Manager at Château de Fargues

HARVEST

Picking began on 27th September. Ideal weather conditions paved the way for three other wonderful passes, during which magnificent grapes were picked. The harvest ended on 25th October.
Despite the hail in July, drought conditions and a heat wave contributed very early in the season to the ripening of highly-concentrated grapes. An early harvest produced wine that has all the hallmarks of the century’s most outstanding vintages.

SCORES AND TASTING COMMENTS

17,5/20
« […] Un vin très gras, plein de poivre, long avec une amertume iodée qui donne tant au vin et contrebalance le côté fruité exubérant (on va jusqu’à l’ananas) et confit, sans parler des touches d’agrume. »
Chambertin – Week-End – 21/01/1994

21 (very fine / exce
« Deep lucid gold colour. The palate is bursting full of oranges, tangerines and apricots. Very well defined on the palate with fine acidity, quite a bold wine, very rich and opulent with delicious toffee finish. Superb. »
Neal Martin – Jul-03 – http://www.winejournal.com/fargues.html – 12/06 /2005