Château la Tour Blanche Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2003

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The first sauternes I had, and the beginning of a new obsession. Still the best I've had - golden color, honey sweet, thick and chewy in the mouth... Read more

Der Mund wird geprägt durch Birne und Honig. Der Wein hat ein bemerkenswertes langes Finale. Read more

It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require at least 1... Read more

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Snooth User: syamane
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5.00 5
07/05/2009

The first sauternes I had, and the beginning of a new obsession. Still the best I've had - golden color, honey sweet, thick and chewy in the mouth, perfect with bread and a stronger cheese.


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

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/17/2009

Der Mund wird geprägt durch Birne und Honig. Der Wein hat ein bemerkenswertes langes Finale.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age, as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/delineation so essential in these creamy, creme brulee, and honeysuck... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 La Tour Blanche 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Ex-chateau bottle tasted blind in Sauternes. The La Tour Blanche 03 offers yellow flowers melted candle wax and honey on the nose with Muscat-like aromas developing in the glass. The palate is well-balanced on the entry with lemon curd and honey notes though it needs just a little more acidity to give it tension and freshness. The finish is quite linear springs no surprises and just drifts a little when you seek more tautness and race. Still this is a pleasurable if not profound La Tour Blanche. Drink now-2020+ Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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146074 Snooth User: tp096255
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5.00 5
05/18/2009

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"97 points Wine Spectator: Dark gold in color already, with intense aromas of dried apricots, citrus, honey and maple syrup with lots of spice. Full-bodied, with lovely sweetness and a long, creamy peach tart, tobacco, honey aftertaste. This is pure botrytis. Best ever from here. Has an incredible finish. Best after 2010. 2,915 cases made. (3/06) (JS) 96 points Robert Parker ; Decanter 4 Stars: Nose: very concentrated richness with a freshness marked by grapefruit aromas. Taste: unctuous length and finish, honeyed; just lacks polish of top wines. (2008 onwards) Steven Tanzer 93: Enticing bright yellow-gold color. Subdued but very pure aromas of orange peel, apricot, honey and spices. Supersweet, fat and spicy; wonderfully round, chewy and unctuous. As thick and '03-like as this is, it remains fresh and lively. Not the last word in complexity but this fine-grained wine is delicious already, and finishes with superb, palate-staining persistence (7/06) Michael Schuster 18: Fresh, subtle, complex nose; full-bodied, ample, concentrated Sauternes with good balancing acidity; rich, powerful, generous, intensely sweet wine with both the complexity and definition to prevent it being excessive; an impressive heavyweight. Janice Robinson 18: Very deep-flavoured. Thick and syrupy with density, brule and botrytis character. Lots of interest. Long. Chewy. . "

"97 points Wine Spectator: Dark gold in color already, with intense aromas of dried apricots, citrus, honey and maple syrup with lots of spice. Full-bodied, with lovely sweetness and a long, creamy peach tart, tobacco, honey aftertaste. This is pure botrytis. Best ever from here. Has an incredible finish. Best after 2010. 2,915 cases made. (3/06) (JS) 96 points Robert Parker ; Decanter 4 Stars: Nose: very concentrated richness with a freshness marked by grapefruit aromas. Taste: unctuous length and finish, honeyed; just lacks polish of top wines. (2008 onwards) Steven Tanzer 93: Enticing bright yellow-gold color. Subdued but very pure aromas of orange peel, apricot, honey and spices. Supersweet, fat and spicy; wonderfully round, chewy and unctuous. As thick and '03-like as this is, it remains fresh and lively. Not the last word in complexity but this fine-grained wine is delicious already, and finishes with superb, palate-staining persistence (7/06) Michael Schuster 18: Fresh, subtle, complex nose; full-bodied, ample, concentrated Sauternes with good balancing acidity; rich, powerful, generous, intensely sweet wine with both the complexity and definition to prevent it being excessive; an impressive heavyweight. Janice Robinson 18: Very deep-flavoured. Thick and syrupy with density, brule and botrytis character. Lots of interest. Long. Chewy. . "

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