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Château La Tour Blanche - Sauternes 2005

Château La Tour Blanche  Sauternes  2005

Category Whites
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc , Semillon
Region France
Producer Château La Tour Blanche
Wine Spectator  

Subtle aromas of honey, lemon peel, cream, vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate, with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel, but still outstanding. Best after 2011.

92 points
Wine Enthusiast  

91-93 Barrel sample. A deeply golden-colored wine, but to taste, it is more poised and fresh than the color suggests. There's an attractive liquorous feel to the wine, but that is balanced by good clean, fresh fruit tastes. This will be delicious.

93 points
Wine Advocate  

Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château La Tour Blanche has a complex nose with lemon sherbet, orange sorbet, honey and jasmine all soaring from the glass without a care in the world. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannin, very focused and poised with an elegant, suave finish that has just the right amount of edginess. There is a Barsac-like personality to this La Tour Blanche with a hint of barley sugar on the aftertaste. Overall, this is an impressive Sauternes.

93 points
Château La Tour Blanche Tasting Notes  
This wine is the result of a severe selection using the three traditional grape varieties Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle. Pale yellow and still relatively opaque. Citrus fruits reminiscent of lemon rind. After swirling hints of candied fruits like dried figs, dried apricots, grapefruit and torrefaction come through. The slight aromas of vanilla underline the fact that 100% new wood is used for maturation. A supple attack, rich and full-bodied. A promising vintage. The candied fruits detected on the nose are equally present on the mouth with a good balance of sugar, alcohol and acidity. Its aromatic persistence is remarkable due to its spicy finish. Particularly long on the palate.

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