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2003 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)
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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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2003 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)

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

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2006

($44-$60) Enticing bright yellow-gold color. Subdued but very pure aromas of orange peel, apricot, honey and spices. Supersweet, fat and spicy; wonderfully round, chewy and unctuous. As thick and '03-like as this is, it remains fresh and lively. Not the last word in complexity but this fine-grained wine is delicious already, and finishes with superb, palate-staining persistence.

97 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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