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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.
92-95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May 2010
(a blend of 85% semillon and 15% sauvignon blanc and muscadelle; 13.8% alcohol; 140 g/L residual sugar; pH 3.7) Medium yellow-gold. Complex, subtle nose offers green fig, peach, toffee, crystallized ginger and lemon drop aromas, plus a strong spicy botrytis note. Dense and moderately viscous but with excellent energy to the intense orange, apple pie, vanilla, cinnamon and marzipan flavors. Not hugely sweet or fleshy but seemed to grow more viscous and honeyed with air. Finishes crisp and extremely long, with a pretty orange liqueur complexity and a fabulous sense of balance. A potentially great vintage from this consistently excellent estate.