2003 Tour Blanche, La Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 375ML
  • WS 97
  • WA 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Tour Blanche, La Sauternes Blend

WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2006
Dark gold in color already with intense aromas of dried apricots citrus honey and maple syrup with lots of spice. Full-bodied with lovely sweetness and a long creamy peach tart tobacco honey aftertaste. This is pure... Dark gold in color already with intense aromas of dried apricots citrus honey and maple syrup with lots of spice. Full-bodied with lovely sweetness and a long creamy peach tart tobacco honey aftertaste. This is pure botrytis. Best ever from here. Has an incredible finish. Best after 2010. 2915 cases made.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2004
It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/delineation so essential in these creamy... It is against my better judgment to taste the sweet wines of Barsac and Sauternes at such an early age as I find they typically require at least 12 months to reveal the definition/delineation so essential in these creamy creme brulee and honeysuckle-flavored offerings. Nevertheless because this vintage is so highly regarded I tasted through most of the top estates. The 2003s appear to be somewhat in the style of the 1990s with high levels of residual sugar (higher than 2001 for the most part) as well as botrytis low acidity and fat full-bodied personalities. This region's harvest began extremely early (early September) and was completely finished within three weeks. It does not appear that the nobleness and racy richness of the 2001 vintage will be found in the 2003s but readers who like the big flamboyant over the top style of the 1990s will enjoy the 2003s even more than I did.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2006
Enticing bright yellow-gold color. Subdued but very pure aromas of orange peel apricot honey and spices. Supersweet fat and spicy; wonderfully round chewy and unctuous. As thick and '03-like as this is it remains fresh... Enticing bright yellow-gold color. Subdued but very pure aromas of orange peel apricot honey and spices. Supersweet fat and spicy; wonderfully round chewy and unctuous. As thick and '03-like as this is it remains fresh and lively. Not the last word in complexity but this fine-grained wine is delicious already and finishes with superb palate-staining persistence.