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2001 Château La Tour Blanche

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAUTERNES
  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52637-2001

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$75.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($45) Pale yellow-gold. Reticent nose hints at caramel and vanilla. Fat and high-toned, with superripe, unctuous flavors of candied yellow fruits and honey. At once chewy and lively, and hiding more than it's showing today. Very strong finish features subtle spicy persistence. Offers terrific potential, but is it as well balanced as the young 2002?
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2004
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Mid orange gold. A bit relaxed and sweet and lacking tension. Very rich indeed with a burnt edge but I'd like a little more acidity and structure.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The La Tour Blanche 2001 has long been the |insiders| Sauternes' for the vintage. Leave the Yquem '01 for the millionaires: load up on one of the finest recent vintages from the estate. It has a potent honeyed, frangipane and white flower-scented bouquet with subtle nougat scents in the background lending it an exotic edge. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine acidity effortlessly slicing a swathe through that unctuous, honeyed fruit. There are also understated marmalade notes with a suggestion of creme brulee furnishing the weighty finish that goes on and on. Just don't tell anyone how good this La Tour Blanche is...promise?
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Very intense aromas of candied lemons, fresh flowers and vanilla. Full-bodied, very sweet and spicy. Long, long finish. Excellent. 4,630 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: wineangelo
Chateau La Tour Blanche looks out over Bommes, a charming small village inGironde, situated approximately 40 kilometres south of Bordeaux. The estate spreads over 70 hectares in the heart of the renowned Sauternes Appellation.

The actual vineyard is one single plot and covers 40 hectares. The remaining land is a combination of pine and poplarforests. At La Tour Blanche the vineyards are planted in the following proportions: 83% Semillon, 11.9% Sauvignon and 5.1% Muscadelle. Harvesting is done by a series of selective pickings which make take as many as 30 days over a period of 2 months to complete.

Each vintage is vinified and aged in entirely new French-oak barrels, and the ageing in barrels lasts from 16-18 months. Annual production averages approximately 45,000 bottles. In accordance with Chateau La Tour Blanche's policy of exceptional quality, certain vintages (although certified passable) are deemed unworthy of being bottled and are therefore not produced. This was the case for the recent 1992, 1993 and 2000 vintages.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1068 bottles owned
  • 175 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 175 collectors)