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2005 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes (half bottle)
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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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2005 Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes (half bottle)

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 | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2008

($56-$80) Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot, pear, honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate, showing more sheer sweetness and power than any particular flavor component. Almost sugary on the finish, but long and quite unevolved. Today this gives the impression of being a wine with too much of everything: I'd lay it down for a decade.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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