White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 102

  • nicofisher Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 22, 2016 - Delicious pineapples, sweet but has some acidity that adds a balance that adds to the overall experience. 90 points

  • gout wrote: (91 points)

    April 3, 2016 - Pale gold. Lightish style but great balance & poise. Barley sugar & tropical fruits. I found the balancing acidity just right. Will keep.

  • rossi.wine wrote: (92 points)

    March 9, 2016 - Ripe, honeyed fruit on the nose, white flowers, caramel. Generous, expressive and sweet on the palate, but there is good acidity as well. Not mind blowingly complex but very well balanced and quite long. Drink or keep. 91-93

  • Billigan wrote: (90 points)

    January 17, 2016 - From a half bottle, this was ready to go. Lush tropical fruit aromas, shaved coconut, and caramel. Rich, unctuous texture but short on acid, leaving it feeling a little straightforward and tiring on the palate. Not one for long aging in my book, but a sweet and satisfying Sauternes.

  • RhoneG wrote: (87 points)

    December 25, 2015 - Orange color, darker then other '05s I have. Aired for about 30 minutes. Not bad, but lacking acidity. Comes across as somewhat cloying. Lots of orange and tangerine flavor with a marmalade feel in the mouth. Like candy. Not much complexity and a bit disappointing.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/6/2007 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    December 2007 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/20/2006 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/18/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes) Bright medium golden color; nice botrytis, ripe pineapple, apricot, coconut nose; luscious, soft, coconut, pineapple and apricot palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 90 points

    (Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes) Vanilla apricot nose; sweet, creamy apricot palate that needs more acidity; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007 (link) (17-18+) points

    (Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes) This too is very appealing, with plenty of fresh honey and vanilla aroma to be found on the nose. Rich but quite direct in style, creamy and lusciously textured, with a wealth of vanilla and spice flavour. A good presence of acidity too, to provide some lift and balance. This perhaps has really excellent potential.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château La Tour Blanche
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 071570020934, 3450301064374, 3516221105013, 3516221105020

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 331 (8%)
  • In Cellars 2,982 (75%)
  • Consumed 661 (17%)

Food Pairing

Eric, How about cigar pairings?, Strawberry tart

Who Likes This Wine

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