A barrel sample, the 2016 de Fargues has a pale lemon color and quite a profoundly scented nose at this nascent stage, with cedar, honey toast, orange marmalade and warm pineapple with hints of grapefruit and apricot preserves plus a spicy undercurrent. The palate sings of savory and citrus layers with a decadent oiliness to the texture and fantastic freshness, finishing long.
95-97 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Mar 2019)
A very rich style, with broad apricot, ginger cream, heather honey and glazed peach flavors. White ginger notes give the finish needed tension, while a green plum edge add cut and lift. Impressive range and energy for the vintage.
94-97 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2017)
This is an impressive wine, dominated by botrytis and rich honeyed flavors. It is concentrated, rip and dense, with a great future.
93-95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Apr 2017)