White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 128

  • wineglas wrote: (94 points)

    October 9, 2014 - Top notch stuff. Honey, apricots, floral and candied fruits. Very concentrated and balanced. This should age for another 25 years and shows the awesomeness that is 2001.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • galewskj wrote: (93 points)

    October 1, 2014 - Drank with ROCKNROLLER, and consistent with his note. Glad to have some in the cellar. 93+. Found my notes - creme brulee, tangerine, honey, quite sweet, a little petrol, good acidity.

  • rocknroller wrote: (94 points)

    September 27, 2014 - Mpls Wine Club Napa Blind tasting with cabs, merlot and chard (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Medium gold color. PNP, drank 1+ glass over 60 minutes. Nose is scrumptious; orange marmalade, honey, spiced, lemon, apricot, vanilla, floral. The palate is intense and concentrated, deep, honeyed, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, spices, rich and unctuous with a very long finish. Delightful. Still youthful. 94+ to 95pts.

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  • StefanAkiko Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 29, 2014 - The last few cm of the halfbtl first opened in April and kept under cork in the fridge. 5 mths! Who needs Coravin?

    Lush and beautiful with all the attractive beauty as described before. A fantastic wine to enjoy over many years to come. Keepers will be richly rewarded.
    With ME.

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  • europat55 wrote: (93 points)

    July 1, 2014 - Fabulous nose with spices, honey, lemons, oranges, apricots (A). Well integrated palate with apricots, pears and some almonds. Very long finish. (A-). Drinking very well now after some time in the glass with many more years ahead. From 375ml.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/26/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes) Medium honey yellow color; lovely botrytis, coconut, apricot nose; tasty, big apricot, ripe kumquat, coconut palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 28 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3054 (87%)
  • Consumed 433 (12%)

Food Pairing

foie gras poêlé

Who Likes This Wine

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