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Château la Tour Blanche Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1988

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Château La Tour Blanche:
Chateau La Tour Blanche is situated in the heart of The Sauternes Appellation. About 40 km south of Bordeaux, this appellation covers nearly 2100 hectares and encompasses the five villages of Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes.. The merging of The River Garonne and its colder tributary The Ciron creates a microclimate which accounts for the autumnal climate of early morning mists... Read more
Chateau La Tour Blanche is situated in the heart of The Sauternes Appellation. About 40 km south of Bordeaux, this appellation covers nearly 2100 hectares and encompasses the five villages of Barsac, Bommes, Fargues, Preignac and Sauternes.. The merging of The River Garonne and its colder tributary The Ciron creates a microclimate which accounts for the autumnal climate of early morning mists followed by bright sunny days. Consequently, botrytis cinerea, a microscopic fungus, finds itself in ideal conditions to develop on the grape berries causing an evaporation of the berries' water content. This phenomenon is known as Noble Rot ("Pourriture Noble"). Read less
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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External Reviews for Château la Tour Blanche Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 1988 exhibits superb richness plenty of botrytis creamy honeyed tropical fruit (pineapples galore) wonderfully integrated toasty oak crisp acidity and a rich full-bodied long finish. The wine is just beginning to evolve and it is clearly capable of lasting for 25-35 years. This is a classic Sauterne that remains underpriced given the resurgence of this well-known estate. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Big and ripe very sweet and full in body with lots of tropical fruit a lovely creamy texture and some caramel apricot and butter flavors. Long finish. Best after 1997. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Reticent aromas of almond petrol and brown spices opened to show a honeyed richness and good botrytis character. Very rich fat and honeyed in the mouth showed a grapefruity freshness with aeration. Still this expansive wine seems rather low in acidity. Finishes quite suave and a bit less sweet than the middle palate would suggest. This was the turnaround vintage under the management of Jean-Pierre Jausserand. 89 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/07/2011

Reticent aromas of almond, petrol and brown spices opened to show a honeyed richness and good botrytis character. Very rich, fat and honeyed in the mouth showed a grapefruity freshness with aeration. Still, this expansive wine seems rather low in aci... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1988 La Tour Blanche 750ml



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