Description

The terroir of Château La Tour Blanche is a privileged terroir since it extends over approximately 2000 hectares and 5 municipalities. The La Tour Blanche estate is located on a hilltop and culminates at 60 meters above sea level. The grape varieties of the vineyard are typical of the Sauternes region: 83% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc & 5% Muscadelle . The harvest is done by successive “tries”: 1 foot = 1 glass. The vinification is traditional and benefits from the most modern facilities. The aging is done for 16 to 18 months.

Tasting Notes

The La Tour Blanche 2001 has long been the “insiders’ Sauternes” for the vintage. Leave the Yquem ’01 for the millionaires: load up on one of the finest recent vintages from the estate. It has a potent honeyed, frangipane and white flower-scented bouquet with subtle nougat scents in the background lending it an exotic edge. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine acidity effortlessly slicing a swathe through that unctuous, honeyed fruit. There are also understated marmalade notes with a suggestion of crème brûlée furnishing the weighty finish that goes on and on. Just don’t tell anyone how good this La Tour Blanche is…promise? [96 Points, Neal Martin – October 2014, robertparker.com]