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Chateau de Fargues

It’s been a few years now that Fargues has really stood out for its elegance and perfectly-pitched edgy acidity. If Sauternes was a more popular appellation and wine style, this…

Points 94

The quintessence of the parcels not classified for Valandraud. Seductive aroma and flavour. Creamy palate with lift and smooth, refined texture. Tannins ripe and extremely fine. Gently persistent. Wine-Searcher stockist…

Points 91

A Jonathan Maltus (Le Dôme) wine from a parcel touching Angélus. Fine, opulent texture masks a big tannic frame. Powerful and long on the finish. A strapping wine that should…

Points 93

This is a really complete wine with aromatic complexity, ripe fruit, beautifully suave texture and freshness and persistence on the finish. The tannins are abundant but fine, allowing the wine…

Points 97

100% Merlot selected by Denis Durantou of L’Eglise-Clinet from a vineyard in St-Etienne-de-Lisse. Fragrant, dark fruit with notes of blackcurrant and blackberry. Generous and perfumed on the palate with a…

Points 89

Formerly Haut-Villet and now in the same stable as Barde-Haut (first vintage 2013). Fresh and floral with an affirmed stamp of the limestone terroir. Lots of lift and relief but…

Points 87

A lighter, more accessible copy of the grand vin, made from 35% of the harvest. Lots of Cabernet (68%) this year. Fresh and appealing with a light but ripe tannic…

Points 88

More than just a second wine. 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc from a single parcel. Lovely aromatic complexity with floral, spice, dark fruit and minty notes. The palate is…

Points 93

From a parcel near Fonroque. Well defined with firm but ripe tannins wrapped in supple fruit. Lovely length with the limestone terroir showing. Ageing potential. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 93

100% Merlot. The nose is reserved but hiding a big depth of fruit and the palate is unctuous and spicy with caressing tannins. Rich constitution but a gentler hand than…

Points 91

Round, juicy and weighty. Loads of charm and a clear step up from earlier vintages. This will offer good value. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 89

80% Cabernet Franc. Fresh, floral and perfumed. A long way from its original (concentrated, oaky) style. Lovely, refined, velvety texture and carefully matted tannins. Freshness and persistence on the finish.…

Points 95

100% Sauvignon Blanc from young vines (second crop). Floral and white fruit bouquet and the palate is dry and fruity. A short finish but balanced. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 86

100% Merlot picked on 24 September. Fragrant Burgundian nose and a gentle, caressing palate with polished tannins providing a light structure. Accessible earlier so enjoy it on the fruit. Wine-Searcher

Points 89

Pure aromatics. Powerful tannic base but the tannins are ripe and round. Freshness from start to finish so great harmony. Limestone terroir apparent. Tight, firm finish. Restrained power. Now organically…

Points 94

Rich and meaty aroma. Smooth, ripe constitution with a big depth of fruit on the palate. Tannins are firm but polished. Will represent good value. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 90

Rich and meaty, showing big extraction on a solid tannic frame. Powerful but lacks some of the panache of the 2015 vintage. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Fresh, vibrant and a little more focused than usual, the grain of tannin giving line and length and a more assured structure. Will be good value. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 89

A Jean-Luc Thunevin wine. Fresh and fruit driven: generous with a light but fine tannic frame. Enjoy it on the fruit. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 89

Slightly muted nose but has the quality of fruit and texture on dense mid-palate extract. Purity, precision and lift. Delicious; a bit of a sleeper. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 91

Same family as Tertre-Rôteboeuf so opulent and weighty in style. Succulent fruit with a fine quality of tannin. 100% new oak is completely integrated. Accessible early but will age. Wine-Searcher…

Points 90

Fresh and fragrant, the fruit exuberant and tannins dense and finely edged. Rich but vibrant with tension and form. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 91

Fruit and freshness with a lively, leafy tone. Light-grained tannins. Round and approachable, offering early-drinking pleasure. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Little more density this year. Brambly fruit on the palate and nose. Firm, dry extract. Touch austere at present. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 87

Micro-cru of 1.3ha. Very ripe and weighty (on the limit of being over-ripe) and full of damson, cherry and a hint of jam. Palate sweet, suave and packed with fruit.…

Points 90

Valandraud’s winemaker’s wine. Only 2,000 bottles. Merlot with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, ripe and modern. Suave attack but fresh and firmly structured. Needs time to open. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 89