2005 Tour Blanche, La Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2005 Tour Blanche, La Sauternes Blend

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Extravagantly rich this is dense and supersweet initially just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage but with its elegant creamy texture wood flavors still very present. This is... Extravagantly rich this is dense and supersweet initially just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage but with its elegant creamy texture wood flavors still very present. This is still at the very beginning of its development.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
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... 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. - Neal Martin
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Subtle aromas of honey lemon peel cream vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel but still outstanding... Subtle aromas of honey lemon peel cream vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel but still outstanding. Best after 2011. 2915 cases made. -JS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2008
Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot pear honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate showing more sheer sweetness and power than any particular flavor... Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot pear honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate showing more sheer sweetness and power than any particular flavor component. Almost sugary on the finish but long and quite unevolved. Today this gives the impression of being a wine with too much of everything: I'd lay it down for a decade.