Read Decanter's tasting note for Château La Tour Blanche, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2013. The wines from La Tour Blanche are known for their great richness and sweetness.
Château La Tour Blanche, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France 2013
Decanter average score 95+
Founded by Jean St-Marc du Latourblanche, the estate was gifted to the French government in 1909 with the agreement that a wine school was to be created on its grounds, and so the La Tour Blanche School of Viticulture and Enology was born. There are about 40ha, planted mainly to Semillon (83%) with a little bit of Sauvignon Blanc (12%) and Muscadelle (5%). The wines of La Tour Blanche are known for their great richness and sweetness.
Stephen Brook 95 Fine apricot nose, with considerable purity of fruit and integrated oak. Lean and precise, very sweet but has balancing acidity to give a surprising raciness. Not an especially voluptuous style, and the fruit is slightly candied, but it’s svelte and delicious.
Sebastian Payne MW 95 Quietly confident, properly luscious Sauternes with a creamy palate. Quite discreet but will last well and give enormous pleasure.
Xavier Rousset MS 96 Elegant with very pretty fruit and weight. The oak is well handled which shows on the long and complex palate. Very pleasant indeed.