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Château la Tour Grand Moulin Blanc 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

"Somewhat closed aromatically but impressive, this light to medium gold-colored wine offers up a full-bodied, unctuous style in the mouth, with lots of thickness, concentration, and intensity. Honeyed tropical fruit, loads of other fruit, and a hint of spicy oak nuances in a creamy, peachy style are buttressed nicely by good acidity and an almost firm finish. This is young, promising, and should only get better. It has at least two decades of aging potential....90" WA 02/09 "Shows botrytis spice and lemon peel aromas, with apple pie. Not a big, rich wine, but balanced and interesting. Turns intense and powerful on the finish, with excellent density...92" WS 03/09 "Full orange-gold. Aromas of overripe pear, pineapple, orange zest and clove. Fat on entry, then opulent and honeyed in the middle, with strong balancing acidity that's not yet integrated. Plenty of flavor here but youthfully disjointed. The slightly edgy finish features good length, a light saline quality and some oak-driven clove spiciness...88+" IWC 06/09

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

"Somewhat closed aromatically but impressive, this light to medium gold-colored wine offers up a full-bodied, unctuous style in the mouth, with lots of thickness, concentration, and intensity. Honeyed tropical fruit, loads of other fruit, and a hint of spicy oak nuances in a creamy, peachy style are buttressed nicely by good acidity and an almost firm finish. This is young, promising, and should only get better. It has at least two decades of aging potential....90" WA 02/09 "Shows botrytis spice and lemon peel aromas, with apple pie. Not a big, rich wine, but balanced and interesting. Turns intense and powerful on the finish, with excellent density...92" WS 03/09 "Full orange-gold. Aromas of overripe pear, pineapple, orange zest and clove. Fat on entry, then opulent and honeyed in the middle, with strong balancing acidity that's not yet integrated. Plenty of flavor here but youthfully disjointed. The slightly edgy finish features good length, a light saline quality and some oak-driven clove spiciness...88+" IWC 06/09

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