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2007 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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2007 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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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , August 2010

($53-$70) Good bright medium gold. Aromas of pineapple and curry powder, with a strong component of vanillin oak. Very sweet and thick without coming off as heavy thanks to high-pitched orange peel and baking spice notes, and to sneaky, palate-energizing acidity. Not yet especially complex but very promising. The overall impression is of a more classic wine than this ch a teau has made in some recent vintages, less dominated by its sweetness.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
91 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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