EP 413 A Chateau De Fargues Sauternes Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk gives his take on what many call “poor mans Chateau D’yquem.”

Wines tasted in this episode:

1990 Chateau De FarguesSauternes and Other Dessert
2001 Chateau De FarguesSauternes and Other Dessert
2003 Chateau De FarguesSauternes and Other Dessert

Links mentioned in todays episode.

Cheese mentioned in todays episode.

  • Fourme D’Ambert
  • Roquefort Vieux Berger

If you’d like additional help with the above item or would just like to know a little bit more, please email Justin Novello ( justin@winelibrary.com ).

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John__J

qotd: how could you not love it? But Tokaji has the q.p.r. all over Sauternes.

Tags: dessert, review, sautern, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Sev

    I am a little behind so watching this about a week late…Gary you did reach over 1000 for the anniversary show, better late than never, right?

    QOTD: I did have 1 inexpensive Sauternes, and I was not blown away. I would love to try one of the big boys though. A little out of my price range at the moment though!

    Great show Gary, you are an inspiration.

  • Sev

    I am a little behind so watching this about a week late…Gary you did reach over 1000 for the anniversary show, better late than never, right?

    QOTD: I did have 1 inexpensive Sauternes, and I was not blown away. I would love to try one of the big boys though. A little out of my price range at the moment though!

    Great show Gary, you are an inspiration.

  • Ryan

    Went to a whisky and food tasting, and ended up being given a 1/4 a bottle of yquem 95 from the guy sitting behind me who didn’t like the whisky paired with dessert, bought the wine and didn’t want it all.

  • Ryan

    Went to a whisky and food tasting, and ended up being given a 1/4 a bottle of yquem 95 from the guy sitting behind me who didn’t like the whisky paired with dessert, bought the wine and didn’t want it all.

  • JayZee

    Wow! That was almost like watching a Sir Gary V episode. Amp up, Dude! Some of us watch about a week’s worth of episodes all at once so our comments appear a bit later than others.

    QOTD: Yes, I like Sauternes, but I haven’t had much. I did have it with Foi Gras and it was amazing. I bought a half dozen of the half bottles of the Chateau Filhot you guys had and it is a really nice dessert wine.

  • JayZee

    Wow! That was almost like watching a Sir Gary V episode. Amp up, Dude! Some of us watch about a week’s worth of episodes all at once so our comments appear a bit later than others.

    QOTD: Yes, I like Sauternes, but I haven’t had much. I did have it with Foi Gras and it was amazing. I bought a half dozen of the half bottles of the Chateau Filhot you guys had and it is a really nice dessert wine.

  • pawncop

    I have had one bottle and it was pretty darn good. I see the count finally went over 1000. Hope you are in a better mood, but sometimes it’s OK to be a little down, it make us happy when things are better.

  • pawncop

    I have had one bottle and it was pretty darn good. I see the count finally went over 1000. Hope you are in a better mood, but sometimes it’s OK to be a little down, it make us happy when things are better.

  • Josh in Burgundy

    Yes I do and I was actually lucky enough to try a young Chateau d’Yquem. Pretty crazy stuff, I hope I get to try an aged version so day. Cheers

  • Josh in Burgundy

    Yes I do and I was actually lucky enough to try a young Chateau d’Yquem. Pretty crazy stuff, I hope I get to try an aged version so day. Cheers

  • paul

    QOTD: Love it.

  • paul

    QOTD: Love it.

  • http://www.wineryatlagrange.com/ GR8wine

    Gary,
    Thanks for this episode. I am a huge student of wine and one of the most fascinating things I find about it is the story behind every wine. This was a good teaching episode and I especially enjoyed your information about the history of Chateau de Fargues.
    QOTD: YES, but it’s hard to find good ones at an affordable price

  • http://www.wineryatlagrange.com GR8wine

    Gary,
    Thanks for this episode. I am a huge student of wine and one of the most fascinating things I find about it is the story behind every wine. This was a good teaching episode and I especially enjoyed your information about the history of Chateau de Fargues.
    QOTD: YES, but it’s hard to find good ones at an affordable price

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – Enjoy them, but have had mostly cheaper ones.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    QOTD – Enjoy them, but have had mostly cheaper ones.

  • JKA

    Tried to email Gary directly using that link after the Anniversary show…got shut out 4 times. Sorry Dude…you can only expect us to work just so hard before giving up. I will try again since I have a comment /concern to share with him.

  • JKA

    Tried to email Gary directly using that link after the Anniversary show…got shut out 4 times. Sorry Dude…you can only expect us to work just so hard before giving up. I will try again since I have a comment /concern to share with him.

  • Dan-o

    GV:
    Sorry to see the glum mood.
    You have to stick it out and show patience.
    I am a professional and I travel a lot and therefore I catch up on WLTV in almost 2 weeks worth of episodes.
    You had over a thousand comments by the time that I got caught up.
    So – just chill man!

    Sauternes – love them. I had my first Sauternes at Restaurant Jules Verne in the Eifel Tower along with terrine de foie gras (pate to us yankees). My wife is not a big fan, however we have not had foie gras together yet.

    Another to try is Pacherenc de Vic Bihl (spelling?) from SE France near the Pyrenees. Give it a whirl!

  • Dan-o

    GV:
    Sorry to see the glum mood.
    You have to stick it out and show patience.
    I am a professional and I travel a lot and therefore I catch up on WLTV in almost 2 weeks worth of episodes.
    You had over a thousand comments by the time that I got caught up.
    So – just chill man!

    Sauternes – love them. I had my first Sauternes at Restaurant Jules Verne in the Eifel Tower along with terrine de foie gras (pate to us yankees). My wife is not a big fan, however we have not had foie gras together yet.

    Another to try is Pacherenc de Vic Bihl (spelling?) from SE France near the Pyrenees. Give it a whirl!

  • J Hartfiel

    GV its 3/6 and I just finished watching this depressing episode. Like you, and probably many of people out there, I like games and find losing very displeasing. More so went the confidence is rolling strong. You can contribute the blame my direction, I didn’t even watch the episode due to my schedule. Maybe, that should be taken into consideration,â?¦ or maybe not. Damn lurkers!
    QOTD: Have not had any Sauternes…

    PS. Dry those eyes GV, we’re changing the wine world.

  • J Hartfiel

    GV its 3/6 and I just finished watching this depressing episode. Like you, and probably many of people out there, I like games and find losing very displeasing. More so went the confidence is rolling strong. You can contribute the blame my direction, I didn’t even watch the episode due to my schedule. Maybe, that should be taken into consideration,â?¦ or maybe not. Damn lurkers!
    QOTD: Have not had any Sauternes…

    PS. Dry those eyes GV, we’re changing the wine world.

  • Ricardo Ganc

    Hey Gary, I just didn’t understand the order you tasted the wines……..why from 1990 to 2003 and not the opposite????

  • Ricardo Ganc

    Hey Gary, I just didn’t understand the order you tasted the wines……..why from 1990 to 2003 and not the opposite????

  • MtnCharlie

    Glad to see you did the show even tho in a mood.

    QOTD: Do love Sauternes.

    Thanks for the show!

  • MtnCharlie

    Glad to see you did the show even tho in a mood.

    QOTD: Do love Sauternes.

    Thanks for the show!

  • StevoVino

    QOTD: I adore desert wine, but I have only been lucky enough to try one Sauternes and it rocked my socks! Unfortunately the prices in NZ push wines like these out of reach of the average vino head.

    Cheer up Gary, I am new convert to WLTV and love it!

    Shooting you some love from NZ! Keep up the great show!

  • StevoVino

    QOTD: I adore desert wine, but I have only been lucky enough to try one Sauternes and it rocked my socks! Unfortunately the prices in NZ push wines like these out of reach of the average vino head.

    Cheer up Gary, I am new convert to WLTV and love it!

    Shooting you some love from NZ! Keep up the great show!

  • Ryan W

    Gary,

    Just watched the show, what’s with the mood? You can’t let things get you down like that and not bring the normal GV Thunder that we all come back to see everyday.

    Your passion and normal excitement is what really gets me into your shows.

  • Ryan W

    Gary,

    Just watched the show, what’s with the mood? You can’t let things get you down like that and not bring the normal GV Thunder that we all come back to see everyday.

    Your passion and normal excitement is what really gets me into your shows.

  • Roberto

    never seen you like this GV, but again, have not watched every episode…but trying to…

    best,

    RR

  • Roberto

    never seen you like this GV, but again, have not watched every episode…but trying to…

    best,

    RR

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Cheep up Gary!!! I know there are lurkers abound, but even though they are LAZY ASSES the fact that they still watch shows they love you. Great show, I love me some Sauternes. Ive never seen a Fargues anywhere, but hopefully I can find one at some point in me life. QOTD: I adore them….. I guess thats an unfair statement since Ive only had it twice, but the aromas and tastes were like… wow! Sadly a lot of the nice places ive gone to havent carried Sauternes, mostly ports and late-harvest types. Thankfully ive thrown some coin ( well, bills actually ) and cellared some d’yquem, Guiuard, Riessaic, etc. Cant wait to get married and pop em 15 years down the road ( or more ).

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Cheep up Gary!!! I know there are lurkers abound, but even though they are LAZY ASSES the fact that they still watch shows they love you. Great show, I love me some Sauternes. Ive never seen a Fargues anywhere, but hopefully I can find one at some point in me life. QOTD: I adore them….. I guess thats an unfair statement since Ive only had it twice, but the aromas and tastes were like… wow! Sadly a lot of the nice places ive gone to havent carried Sauternes, mostly ports and late-harvest types. Thankfully ive thrown some coin ( well, bills actually ) and cellared some d’yquem, Guiuard, Riessaic, etc. Cant wait to get married and pop em 15 years down the road ( or more ).

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Cheep? The p isnt anywhere near the r…… :|

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Cheep? The p isnt anywhere near the r…… :|

  • weezer

    Love this episode thank you! We are confirmed Sauterne junkies now! YOU ROCK.

  • weezer

    Love this episode thank you! We are confirmed Sauterne junkies now! YOU ROCK.

  • John Trombley

    How can a wine with an obvious flaw (chlorine?) be rated 93?

    Best, John Trombley

  • John Trombley

    How can a wine with an obvious flaw (chlorine?) be rated 93?

    Best, John Trombley

  • Wesley from Calgary

    Gary we love you and as of today you have way over 1000 comments on the 2nd year birthday episode.

    QOTD: I don’t think I love them. I have not really had a boitris wine I have loved. It might hurt that I come from Canada and have the chance to drink great ice wines a lot. But I find them to be a bit weird. I love that you had swimming pool as a tasting note. About 3 months ago i was drinking a late harvest zin and I didn’t get the smell at night while I was drinking it. Yet the next day when I went for my swim as soon as i walked into the pool I realized what that smell was. Thanks for doing this show Gary, as a CKC I get to impress the girls with the knowledge I pick up from this show.

  • Wesley from Calgary

    Gary we love you and as of today you have way over 1000 comments on the 2nd year birthday episode.

    QOTD: I don’t think I love them. I have not really had a boitris wine I have loved. It might hurt that I come from Canada and have the chance to drink great ice wines a lot. But I find them to be a bit weird. I love that you had swimming pool as a tasting note. About 3 months ago i was drinking a late harvest zin and I didn’t get the smell at night while I was drinking it. Yet the next day when I went for my swim as soon as i walked into the pool I realized what that smell was. Thanks for doing this show Gary, as a CKC I get to impress the girls with the knowledge I pick up from this show.

  • JoelC from Canada

    Gary,
    Just thought I’d comment because this was my first episode I stumbled on a few months ago and am now an addicted follower. I thought you were crazy when I watched this, oh boy, I didn’t realize this was a majorly tamed down version of you. I must say i have grown to think you are a sincere, passionate, all round good person and i appreciate what you are trying to do with wine, mainly because I, like you, like to share the joy of it with others. It is an endlessly interesting topic, that has captured me, because you can never stop learning about wine. Thanks.

    QOTD: I love the stuff. I have been luckly enough to try all 3 of these recently and the 2001 brought the biggest thunder clap for me, absolutely gorgeous intense wine. The only one I have liked better is my only Yquem, the 2004, of course drank too young but still mind blowing. I read a Decanter mag article on Yquem and the winemaker Sandrine Garbay says Yquem is either best really young or at 15yrs. Joel

  • JoelC from Canada

    Gary,
    Just thought I’d comment because this was my first episode I stumbled on a few months ago and am now an addicted follower. I thought you were crazy when I watched this, oh boy, I didn’t realize this was a majorly tamed down version of you. I must say i have grown to think you are a sincere, passionate, all round good person and i appreciate what you are trying to do with wine, mainly because I, like you, like to share the joy of it with others. It is an endlessly interesting topic, that has captured me, because you can never stop learning about wine. Thanks.

    QOTD: I love the stuff. I have been luckly enough to try all 3 of these recently and the 2001 brought the biggest thunder clap for me, absolutely gorgeous intense wine. The only one I have liked better is my only Yquem, the 2004, of course drank too young but still mind blowing. I read a Decanter mag article on Yquem and the winemaker Sandrine Garbay says Yquem is either best really young or at 15yrs. Joel

  • corkscrew

    Enjoy a Sautern now and then, the best ones are too damm expensive. QOTD-YES http://www.winelx.com

  • John__J

    qotd: how could you not love it? But Tokaji has the q.p.r. all over Sauternes.

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