Château La Tour Blanche 2014

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    Château la Tour Blanche 2014 releases right away power and complexity. On the nose, it is clear and expressive. This 1st cru classified Sauternes of 1855 is, in this vintage, dominated by quaffable notes of yellow fleshed fruits, but also by citrus fruit fragrances. On the mouth, it is rich and unctuous and shows a digest, almost aery dessert wine. It is marked by its almost acidulous boldness that attacks on the finish. The citrus fruits, very present in the retro-olfaction, wrap this vintage. In the end, we have a digest and cocentrated dessert wine that has a nice balance between the fruits, the freshness and the sugar. A wonder of subtlety with a real ageing potential. A serious and deep wine!
    Parker : 92-94 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The Château La Tour Blanche 2014 is a blend of 82% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle that has 130 grams per liter residual sugar, a level that might be lower than what I was expecting, though still around average for the vintage. The Sémillon is matured in wooden barrel, the other two varieties in stainless steel. It was showing a little muddled on the nose due to a dab of SO2, though that is no crime, no fault at this early stage. Putting that aside, the palate shows great potential with intense honeyed fruit, plenty of botrytis, veins of orange zest and quince that seems to "flow" through the finish. It will need some bottle age, but we all know how this Sauternes repays patience. I have my faith in this La Tour Blanche.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    17

    J. Suckling
    90

    R. Gabriel
    18

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    92

    Wine Spectator
    93

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château La Tour Blanche

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    1er cru classe

    Parker
    92-94

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites