Tour Blanche (Sauternes) 2005

Sauternes/Barsac, First Growth Sauternes

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Tasting Notes

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.

Score: 93

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2015-2040 01 June 2015

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Score: 93

Robert Parker, Wine Spectator 30 April 2008

Very dark coppery/bronze colour. Relatively simple honeyed nose. Then masses of rich, ripe almost tropical fruit flavoured sweetness. Absolutely enormous! Extremely ambitious with a slightly burnt note. Great texture. All on the finish rather than upfront. Some very fine tannins on the very end. Set for a very long life. Very rich and round and supple. Astringency very well hidden underneath.

Score: 19

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2015-2030 10 April 2006

Intense aromas of dried pineapple, honey and tropical fruit. Full-bodied and superdense, with masses of fruit. It goes on and on. Seductive. Fantastic. Could be the 2003 in the remake.

Score: 95 - 100

James Suckling, Wine Spectator 01 April 2006