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2011 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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2011 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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93+ Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2014

Pale gold-tinged yellow.  Apple, pear, white stone fruit, white flowers and sweet spices on the captivating nose.  Sweet and highly concentrated, with ripe peach and spicy guava flavors quickly giving way to lovely mineral, vibrant citrus and spicy botrytis nuances.  This taut, precise Sauternes finishes extremely long, with repeating floral nuances.  A very impressive showing.

91-93 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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