2011 La Tour Blanche



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Average critic rating : 92.94 points

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92

Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. The Château La Tour Blanche 2011 has a more reticent bouquet compared to its peers: traces of wild honey, Clementine, hints of petrol and tree sap coming through reluctantly with aeration but never attaining what you might call “full power," possibly due to hail damage during the growing season. The palate is medium-bodied, a little understated like the nose, with well-judged acidity and a tightly wound finish adorned with dried honey, mandarin and a touch of barley-sugar. The aftertaste is quite long, suggesting that it will contentedly repay 4-5 more years in the cellar. eRobertParker.com.February, 2015

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91-93

Cropped at just 8 hectoliters per hectare (due to hail) from September 15 until October 14, the 2011 La Tour Blanche is a blend of 84% Semillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 4% Muscadelle. It has a well-defined nose of white peach and almond. Even if it is missing some of the intensity of its peers, through tasting of individual lots, I believe that the bouquet will evolve by time of the final assemblage. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine balance. It has an attractive core of ripe, botrytized fruit and a linear, focused finish that dare not put a foot wrong, remaining tight and precise with a daring touch of lemongrass and lemon thyme on the aftertaste. Drink 2014-2030. Neal Martin, Wine Advocate April 2012

93-94

93-94

Quite phenolic with lemon peel and spice character. Full body, with medium sweetness and a spicy finish. Concentrated Sauternes. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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92-95

A very flattering style, with a good range of fresh-cut pineapple, white peach, golden raisin and creamed pear notes that all glide through the lush, inviting finish. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

17.5

17.5

RS 135 g/l, TA 3.7 g/l, pH 3.78. Fine, slightly sour, fresh citrus on the nose. Mineral too. Concentrated lemon purity with a touch of apricot and lots of spiciness. Clean and long and bright and lovely zesty finish. Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com

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18

There is freshness as well as depth here with long finish. Focused, linear and refreshing, in keeping with its style. More purity and less creamier in texture versus the 2009. Drink 2021-2042. Decanter.com

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91-93

There is freshness as well as depth here with long finish. Focused, linear and refreshing, in keeping with its style. More purity and less creamier in texture versus the 2009. Jeannie Cho Lee MW, AsianPalate.com

17.5

17.5

Aromas of fresh pineapple, white peach and raisins, with lots of white pepper and sweet spice. Concentrated rich fruit character rounding off with a wonderfully pure finish. FINE+RARE



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