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Château la Tour Blanche Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2002

Winemaker's 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.

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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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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