2011 La Tour Blanche Sauternes Blend

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  • Sauternes Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 95
  • IWC 93
  • JS 93
  • WE 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2011 La Tour Blanche Sauternes Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
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. -J.M.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Very light bright yellow with gold highlights. Vibrant aromas of white peach and kiwi complicated by marzipan and green papaya. Then spicier on the palate with richer flavors of peppery apricot and peach jelly joined by... Very light bright yellow with gold highlights. Vibrant aromas of white peach and kiwi complicated by marzipan and green papaya. Then spicier on the palate with richer flavors of peppery apricot and peach jelly joined by enticing mineral tones on the long finish. This is a lighter-styled La Tour Blanche (the color tells you so from the start) made from very low yield of 9 hectoliters per hectare as this estate was heavily hit by the April hail.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
Aromas of minerals, dried pineapple and pears. Hints of pie crust. Full body, medium sweet, with a beautiful linear backbone of chalk, honey and mango character. Structured Sauternes. Almost tannic. Phenolic. Better in 2016.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2015
Dense and concentrated, this wine is still balancing the fruit, the structure and the sweetness. Acidity shoots through the dry core, bringing with it lemon zest and pineapple flavors. It has great potential, full in the... Dense and concentrated, this wine is still balancing the fruit, the structure and the sweetness. Acidity shoots through the dry core, bringing with it lemon zest and pineapple flavors. It has great potential, full in the mouth and ripe at the end. Drink from 2020.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
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... 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. - Neal Martin
JJB 94
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
80% semillon 15% sauvignon 5% muscadelle. Planted on gravel and mixed clay and limestone soil. The semillon is aged in 100% new oak while the sauvignon blanc and muscadelle are aged in stainless steel. A leaner style this... 80% semillon 15% sauvignon 5% muscadelle. Planted on gravel and mixed clay and limestone soil. The semillon is aged in 100% new oak while the sauvignon blanc and muscadelle are aged in stainless steel. A leaner style this shows chalky minerality good vivacity and less ripe exotic fruits. Bright citrus notes take center stage complemented nicely by moderate amounts of botrytis. Clean and fresh with a nice element of spice. Enjoy over the next 10-20 years.