Château La Tour Blanche
Premier Grand Cru Classé en 1855
This wine is the result of a very strict selection. Due to a unique know-how it combines the expression of a great terroir and the best of the noble rot. The style of Château La Tour Blanche’s wines is characterized by a superb balance between richness and freshness, and a great aromatic complexity. In accordance with Chateau La Tour Blanche’s policy of quality, some vintages (although certified passable) are not bottled. This was the case for the 1992, 1993 and 2000 vintages.
The hue has a deep gold colour with amber tints. On the nose there are some dried fruits aromas such as raisins and dried fig.
There are also some straw and hay notes. In the mouth the attack is supple on a nice balance and a good volume with gingerbread notes.
Aromas of caramel and baked apple complete the aromatic range of this vintage.
The final reveals smoky taste and candied fruits aromas with a very light mineral character and crème brulée notes.
Golden yellow colour with amber tints and a nice brilliance. The nose is fine and elegant with Muscat grape and candied citrus aromas. There are also some notes such as mint and cinnamon.
In mouth the attack is soft and quite rich. The aromas are dominated by candied fruits and the volume in mouth is important. The finish is quite long and persistent on spicy and smoky notes.
This wine has a golden, lightly amber colour. The nose reveals fresh aromas of fruits. We can find notes of rhubarb and apricot. In the mouth the attack is full and supple with intense fruity tastes.
Floral notes and caramel complete the range of aromas. A nice acidity give this wine a high aromatic persistency.
Mineral notes on the finish.
Lovely colour with amber tints. The first nose offers fresh notes of citrus and mineral. After aeration some complex notes of undergrowth and cigar box appear. The pleasant mouth has a well-melted but still present sweetness, and let perceive some citrus, candied fruits and smoky aromas. The final shows a great persistency and ends on tobacco leaf and citrus peels notes.
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Beautiful old gold colour. The smell spontaneously offers scents marked by the saffron. After aeration the bouquet becomes more complex and reveals candied fruits aromas. The wine is pleasant in the mouth with a still present sweetness and surprising notes of mild spices and dry fruits. The final comes with quince jelly aromas and ends on light smoky notes, very typical of the old vintages of the property.
Lovely amber colour. Scents of raisin, gingerbread and white pepper aromas. Unctuous structure in the mouth with complex notes of mild spices such as saffron. Good harmony between candied fruits, citrus and spices aromas. The final is pleasant with notes of citrus peels making the aftertaste longer and bringing a nice touch of freshness.
Golden yellow colour with amber tints. The nose reveals aromas of fresh quince, candied fruits, raisins and prune.
Aeration shows minty and mineral notes as well as the characteristic smoky taste of our wines when they get older. In mouth the attack is supple and unctuous highlighting the ‘roasted’ character of the botrytized grapes, the aromas of candied fruits, fresh quince and prune, as well as a minty freshness.
The finish is marked by smoky, grilled and mineral notes and mild spices.
Beautiful golden colour. On the nose a very pleasant aromatic intensity reveals very fruity notes. After aeration the aromas are very concentrated. In the mouth the attack is supple and full.
The fruity character is massive with richness and volume. It has a silky touch with notes of candied fruits, caramel and crème brulée. The finish is long and persistent on white flowers aromas as well as notes of gingerbread and dried fruits such as fig and date.
The colour is straw yellow. The nose reveals loads of fresh fruits, such as apricot or peach, but also beeswax and cinnamon. In mouth the attack is very supple with much fullness and roundness.
Great aromatic complexity dominated by candied fruits is present. The final is spicy, developing to honeysweetened savours.
Golden yellow colour with amber tints. The flavours found on the nose are very fresh with notes of mint, rhubarb, cinnamon and dried fruits such as apricot. In mouth the attack offers a nice structure, supple and fresh.
There is a nice balance and a good volume. It goes on with candied fruits aromas like raisin and prune.
The delicate sensation of freshness subtly evolve to a light touch of bitterness reminding orange peel or marmalade. Big finish with a good length.
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The colour is golden yellow, with golden tints.
On the nose aromas of fresh fruits are revealed with a great intensity, as well as mint and a light smoky character. After a rich, supple attack with a good volume, loads of tropical fruits aromas appear in mouth like pineapple and guava.
A nice balance and a good length give this wine a great complexity and a lot of finesse.
The colour is golden yellow, bright gold. Loads of candied fruits are found on the nose. Twirling reveals citrus, apricot, but also vanilla and mint. The exotic fruits aromas bring freshness.
In the mouth the round, supple and generous attack makes this wine very delicate and full-bodied. Beautiful balance of richness, acidity and matter. The candied and fresh fruits give a good aromatic persistency.
This vintage has a golden colour, bright gold. Fresh on the nose, thanks to some mint hints and exotic fruits.
This wine has also flowers, citrus and brioche aromas. The attack is unctuous, rich, round, fat. The aromas are more on the candied fruits, with apricot, fig and raisins. We find a hint of wood in a superb final.
The colour is golden yellow, pale gold.
The nose reveals Virginia tobacco and exotic fruits with hints of Muscat and guava. The attack in mouth is round, delicate.
It is fresh, exotic, with a good volume and an exceptional length.
Golden yellow in colour.
The nose reveals fruits and flowers hints. Acacia, linden and mint are detected after aeration. In the mouth the attack is full and supple with exotic fruits as ripe pineapple or apricot. We find grain, relief with white flowers aromas on a nice acidity.
The final is fresh and long, and finishes with toasted bread and candied fruits notes.
Golden yellow colour. Nose of exotic fruits (passion fruits, mango) and candied fruits with a hint of Muscat grape aroma. The attack is elegant, supple, round and on the fruit. Very exotic with freshness and vivacity. Rich and nervous finish.
Clear yellow colour, limpid and brilliant. Nose reveals nice touches of vanilla and toasted flavour including, after aeration some notes of Muscat grape, flowers (linden, acacia) and spices (ginger). Very pleasant in mouth with richness, volume and nervousness.
In the middle-mouth this nice balance leads to candied citrus and dried apricot aromas as well as notes of grilled nuts, smoke, with a spicy final. 2007 is one of the greatest years of Sauternes.
Golden yellow colour with a lot of brilliance and limpidity. Vanilla and candied lemon aromas are found on the nose as well as hints of mint.
After twirling, some spices such as cinnamon are present, evolving to hints of toasted bread. Very nice attack on the mouth, rich and unctuous, with a lemony and minty freshness.
Hints of toasted bread again with dried apricot, a traditional fruit aroma in the Sauternes wines.
Great aromatic persistency and spicy finish.
The nose shows citrus, exotic fruits and toasted bread aromas. After twirling, dried fruits like apricot are revealed as well as some notes of fresh mint and exotic fruits (guava and pineapple).
The mouth is full, smooth and fruity, with a nice balance between alcohol, sugar and acidity.
The freshness on the palate highlights the fresh and candied fruits aromas and the vanilla flavour in the final.
Nice golden colour. The bouquet takes us directly to a journey through vanilla and flowers fragrances.
But we really feel the greatness of this vintage in the mouth. The palate reveals a rich, full and unctuous wine with a remarkable lightness. Delicious notes of vanilla, candied lemon and fruit paste are detected.
Straw-yellow colour with golden tints.
On the first nose subtle notes of vanilla and grilled notes appear. After twirling, more complex notes of smoke and very ripe fruits are revealed. In mouth the structure of the wine is remarkable. It is rich, unctuous, silky and offers loads of aromas such as yellow fruits (apricot, pineapple…) and mild spices like vanilla and cinnamon. A real treat for taste buds.
Nice straw yellow hue with green tints. The smell reveals fruity notes of muscat grape and rose. In the mouth the wine is full-bodied and unctuous and has muscat berry and crystallized fruit aromas. Very tasty finish with candied fruits aromas and fine vanilla notes.
Nice straw yellow hue. After aeration the smell reveals light notes of chamomile and pear. On the palate the wine shows subtle candied notes, of apricot compote and vanilla. It is full, unctuous and remarkably balanced, finishing on a long and fresh aftertaste.
Open and expressive nose. It reveals tasty notes of yellow fruits and citrus. In mouth the wine is rich, unctuous with a lot of vivacity, almost acidulous.
The citrusy taste (orange, lemon, bergamot) gives an incredible relief to this vintage.
The harmony found between fruits, freshness and sweetness let appreciate a subtle and elegant balance.
The nose reveals subtle notes of vanilla melted with aromas of dry fruits (grilled hazelnut) and stone fruits (apricot, mango). The mouth is very pleasant by its unctuousness and its immediate softness and shows a varied range of aromas (apricot, guava, pineapple, pomelo) which brings fruitiness and freshness. The tone is set! This wine has the qualities of an outstanding vintage in which coexist complexity, flavor, freshness and elegance.
The golden robe of the 2016 vintage reminds the brightness of the summer days and the following back season. The nose opens up on subtle notes of toasted bread and nuts. After aeration it becomes more complex with fresh notes of citrus and yellow fruits. The attack in mouth is generous and evolves on delicate and tasty notes of dried apricots melted with citrus (candied lemon, mandarin). This freshness gives relief to the wine and extends its aromatic persistency to finish on notes of mild spices (cinnamon).
This wine displays a straw-yellow hue with silvery tints. The nose opens out with rich notes of Bourbon vanilla and guava. Citrus aromas combined with delicate toasty notes develop after a few swirls of the glass. The palate is fat, broad, silky and unctuous with a fresh, elegant structure underpinned by citrus fruit. The combination of an attractive nose, succulent palate and fresh finish are what makes the 2017 such a remarkable vintage.