La Tour Blanche Sauternes 1990

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Woodland Hills, CA (950 mi)
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The 1989 stood out in my tastings as one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. Explosive, with a fabulous bouquet of oranges, mangoes, and coconut,... Read more

Intense and exotic. Ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, whit... Read more

Delicious and drinkable now, offering spice, ginger and pepper flavors and attractive hints of pear, melon and honey that might go well with Asian ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 1989 stood out in my tastings as one of the best Sauternes of the vintage. Explosive, with a fabulous bouquet of oranges, mangoes, and coconut, this decadently rich, full-bodied, monstrous-sized Sauternes has enough acidity for balance. It is one of the greatest wines of the 1989 Barsac/Sauternes vintage. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2030.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Intense and exotic. Ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Delicious and drinkable now, offering spice, ginger and pepper flavors and attractive hints of pear, melon and honey that might go well with Asian food.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

Pungently botrytized aromas feature game, honey, marmalade, clove oil, charred oak and a whiff of herbs. Very concentrated and very young; the wine’s impressively thick texture is leavened by lively acidity and tangy botrytis tones. The honey, mint, mineral and fresh herbal flavors harmonize beautifully. Very long, smoky-oaky aftertaste. The best of these three vintages by a clear margin. Finishes with lower alcohol (13.2%) and higher sugar (72 g/l) than either the ’89 or ’88.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright yellow color. vivid aromas of lemon and curd and honey, with a hint of almond. Medium- to full-bodied, medium sweet, with fresh acidity and a long, fruity aftertaste. Best after 2002.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 1990 is less aromatic, but richer and fuller-bodied [than the 1988]. It has not lost any of its elegant, honeyed, botrytised style. The 1990 comes across as slightly fatter and richer. Both wines are classic Sauternes that remain underpriced given the resurgence of this well-known estate. Both will keep for three decades or more.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

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. Try in 1998.


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