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2002 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes
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About Chateau La Tour Blanche

School's in session at La Tour Blanche. The wines here are produced at the local Ecole de Viticulture et Oenologie, and the estate itself has been owned by the French Ministry of Agriculture since 1911.

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2002 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes

Producer: Chateau La Tour Blanche
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Semillon
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2005

($38-$41) Palish yellow. Lively fruit salad aromas lifted by a whiff of menthol. Sweet, silky and suave, with enticing, penetratingflavors of peach nectar and honey. Conveys an impression of volume and richness without excess weight. In fact, this impeccably balanced Sauternes really dances on the palate. Finishes with sneaky length. A strong pair of wines from this chateau.

92-94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Semillon

Semillon is a paradoxical grape, as much of its appeal stems from its susceptibility to rot. Sure, the idea of rot may conjure up nasty images, but in winemaking, rot isn't necessarily a negative. Grapes can be affected by two types of rot: grey rot and noble rot, also known as Botrytis. While the former is a destructive force, diminishing yields and making wines taste...
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