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La Tour Blanche Sauternes Blend Wine 2005

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: This is a luxurious opulent Tour Blanche, one of the stars of the vintage with<br/>a singing 147g of residual sugar - full yellow in colour, with a ripe, rich<br/>botrytis bouquet, thickly textured on the palate, beautifully sensuous and<br/>exceptionally long. A star performance.

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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

Member Reviews for La Tour Blanche Sauternes Blend Wine

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Snooth User: chicoyankee
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3.00 5
02/01/2011

Drinking wine pretty frequently for avg. standards, by any means, for about a year, and starting to try some Bordeaux.........I notice why American Merlot is frowned upon to an extent, when it's compared to Merlot around the world, specifically from Saint Emilion. Merlot is nothing like Cabernet Sauv. rather it tends to pack a punch in my opinion more in the mid-palate. Merlot flavors are more elusive therefore more subtle therefore, more elegant. This particular wine eventhough from the legendary 2005 vintage lacks something that I don't think even time will provide. Delicious for what it is. Great entry level price for Bourdeaux, but scratching the potential of what the prestige is all about.


Snooth User: runningbear
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2.50 5
01/01/2014

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for La Tour Blanche Sauternes Blend Wine

External Review
12/15/2011

but still outstanding. "\


External Review
12/15/2011

"JS: Subtle aromas of honey


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot, pear, honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate, showing more sheer sweetness and power than any particular flavor component. Almost sugary on the... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 La Tour Blanche 375ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/11/2011

Extravagantly rich, this is dense and supersweet initially, just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage, but with its elegant creamy texture, wood flavors still very present. This is still at the very beginning o... Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 La Tour Blanche 375ml


External Review
12/15/2011

vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate


External Review
12/15/2011

with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel


External Review
12/15/2011

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<p> <p>This Intense, deep garnet Bordeaux is 80% Merlot and 20%&nbsp;Cabernet Sauvignon &nbsp;has a smooth upfront, powerful and rich flavor.Best if consumed &nbsp;between 2010&nbsp;and 2017, with barbecue or casserole.</p> </p>


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