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Château Tour Blanche Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2009

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Wine Spectator says, "Dense and very rich on the palate. Medium sweet, with lemon pie and meringue notes and a textured finish" J.S. Robert Parker also rates this highly, saying, "The 2009 La Tour Blanche is very primal on the nose with grapefruit, nectarine and apricot aromas. The palate is very well balanced, just a little oaky at the moment but with a very fine thread of acidity. Touches of fresh apricot, a hint of nougat, lime zest and white peach. Well balanced, linear at the front palate but voluminous and expanding across the mouth in every direction on the viscous, mineral-rich finish. There is so much potential here. Superb."

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

External Reviews for Château Tour Blanche Médoc Cru Bourgeois

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/11/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/11/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/11/2010

1 x 6000ML Impériale


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

80% semillon 15% sauvignon blanc 5% muscadet. Aged for 16-18 months in stainless steel and new oak. Full and enticing on entry yet maintains refreshing balance and subtlety. This will be a long-lived wine and will benefit from several years of aging. Eddie Wolowski.


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

The 2009 La Tour Blanche has a gorgeous botrytis-rich bouquet with lemon thyme honey and spice with just a touch of alcoholic warmth denying it the clarity it deserves. The palate is crisp and taut on the entry with notes of apricot and white peach emerging with a few swirls of the glass. It offers a pleasing viscosity and volume in the mouth although compared to its barrel showing it appears to have tightened up more than I expected possibly a sign that it is a wine in for the long haul.


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

Ripe and broad with lush buttered pecan and almond notes followed by rich apricot orange and date flavors that glide through the finish where a glazed pear note sits in reserve. This should cruise nicely through mid-term cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2024. 6 665 cases made.


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Wine Spectator says, "Dense and very rich on the palate. Medium sweet, with lemon pie and meringue notes and a textured finish" J.S. Robert Parker also rates this highly, saying, "The 2009 La Tour Blanche is very primal on the nose with grapefruit, nectarine and apricot aromas. The palate is very well balanced, just a little oaky at the moment but with a very fine thread of acidity. Touches of fresh apricot, a hint of nougat, lime zest and white peach. Well balanced, linear at the front palate but voluminous and expanding across the mouth in every direction on the viscous, mineral-rich finish. There is so much potential here. Superb."

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