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Chateau La Tour Blanche 2011

$299 1 Double-Magnum (3L) |
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    An opulent, flattering and silky white wine from Sauternes

    Produced on a total area of 40 hectares, the Chateau La Tour Blanche is a First Classified Growth produced in the Sauternes appellation. The blend for the 2011 vintage is 84% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Muscadelle.

    The Chateau La Tour Blanche 2011 has a straw-yellow color with golden highlights. The nose first expresses subtle toasty and vanilla aromas. With aeration, the wine releases complex notes of smoke and ripe fruit. It displays opulence and smoothness while being silky, with tasty touches of apricots, pineapple, vanilla and cinnamon. The palate offers a long finish with subtle flavors of praline and milk caramel.

    Parker : 92 / 100
    J. Suckling : 93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château La Tour Blanche 2011 has a more reticent bouquet compared to its peers: traces of wild honey, Clementine, hints of petrol and tree sap coming through reluctantly with aeration but never attaining what you might call full power, possibly due to hail damage during the growing season. The palate is medium-bodied, a little understated like the nose, with well-judged acidity and a tightly wound finish adorned with dried honey, mandarin and a touch of barley-sugar. The aftertaste is quite long, suggesting that it will contentedly repay 4-5 more years in the cellar.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    17

    J. Suckling
    93

    R. Gabriel
    19

    Wine Spectator
    94

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Chateau La Tour Blanche

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    Classified First Growth

    Parker
    92

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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