The de Fargues 2001 is consistent with its showing 12 months ago at the property. Here, it has a hedonistic, quite powerful bouquet that demands you attention with that suggestion of Manuka honey (my own personal favorite since discovering it in New Zealand) defining the aromatics. The palate is extremely well balanced and viscous, struck through with great tension and yet like before, it does not quite unleash that knockout blow that distinguishes a truly great de Fargues.
Author: Neal Martin
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18
Very unctuous with strong acidity and a 'burnt' edge. Not as fat as Climens. A bit nervy but very fine and racy. Perfect for a dish that doesn't need lots of sweetness. Foie gras perhaps? Still pretty chewy. Long.
Clear. Medium golden. Clean. Medium to pronounced nose of honey, mint, orange peel and marmalade. Very sweet. Medium plus acidity but not enough to balance the sweetness. Some minerals and medium plus finish. Full bodied. Medium to medium plus intensity. Premium priced. Fine quality but was expecting more. Perhaps in an adolescent phase? Can drink now but can keep for another 20 years at least.
Drink Dates: 2008-2028
Author: Ivan Chang
Self | Rating: 96
Strong seductive aromas of apricot, stone fruit, tropical fruits and honey. Complex and well balanced wine in acidity and alcohol with a long finish.