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.
Tasted blind at the 10-Year On Tasting in Sauternes. The 2005 Château La Tour Blanche has a complex nose with lemon sherbet, orange sorbet, honey and jasmine all soaring from the glass without a care in the world. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannin, very focused and poised with an elegant, suave finish that has just the right amount of edginess. There is a Barsac-like personality to this La Tour Blanche with a hint of barley sugar on the aftertaste. Overall, this is an impressive Sauternes. [93 Points, Neal Martin – June 2015, robertparker.com]