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Chateau La Tour Blanche 2016

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    A generous white from Sauternes

    Chateau La Tour Blanche is a 1st Classified Growth from the Sauternes appellation covering 40 hectares. The 2016 vintage comes from a blend of 83% Semillon, 14% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle.

    The large amount of rainfall from January to June did not present 2016 as a great vintage. The drought from mid-June to mid-September allowed the vines the vegetative cycle they needed. Thanks to the rain on September 13th and 30th, the grapes finally developed. Harvest occurred from the end of September until October 28th.

    La Tour Blanche 2016's golden color is a huge pleasure. The nose is discreet with scents of toasts and nuts. After aeration, it becomes more complex with fresh fragrances of citrus fruits and yellow fruits. The attack is generous and combines the delicacy and irresistibility of dried apricots married with touches of candied lemons and mandarins. This fresh and persistent wine reveals a final with subtle touches of cinnamon.

    Parker : 95 / 100
    J. Suckling : 93 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2016 la Tour Blanche gives flamboyant tropical layers of mango, guava and passion fruit with hints of clover honey, beeswax, nutmeg, jasmine and preserved ginger. Big, rich, concentrated and seductively oily in the mouth, the palate is unashamedly decadent, and it finishes very long and spicy.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    17

    J. Suckling
    93

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    88-91

    Wine Spectator
    91

    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
    95

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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