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White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
Drink between 2010 - 2031 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 229

  • honest bob wrote: 92 points

    January 15, 2022 - From 50cl [sic], unusually pristine cork with light crystal coating at wine end, P+P. Very light yellow-coloured for a 20 y.o. Sauternes; much brighter than both an Yquem 1999 and a Rieussec 2003 recently encountered. Lifted, bright, buoyantly acidic, perhaps a tad barley-sugar-pedestrian aroma and fruit. Glad to note the pencil-lead-shavings note on the finish again (as recorded in my CT TN way back on 01.07.2009). Will update if it changes after aeration over the next few days. 91-92P

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  • Renevin Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 31, 2021 - Wow. Nez expressif, fruit agrumes, en bouche c est rond, équilibré, encore plein de fruits et d une très grande longueur. Du grand sauterne

  • fizz wrote:

    December 30, 2021 - Mature Sauternes, in a great spot right now.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 92 points

    December 17, 2021 - Holiday Champagne Dinner (Park Ridge Country Club): Small glass with foie gras course, brief note. Floral and rich with layers coming through in my 2-3 sips. I am typically a fan of Tour Blanche, and this bottle did not disappoint. This will have a long life.

  • cglex wrote: 97 points

    November 25, 2021 - Wonderful sauturne that is finally mature. Golden honey color. Explodes on the palate. Drank with family Thanksgiving dinner.

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Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    Stand and Deliver: 2001 Sauternes (Sep 2021), 9/1/2021 (link)

    (La Tour Blanche La Tour Blanche Sweet White) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Sauternes 2001 horizontal, 1/4/2021 (link)

    (Château La Tour Blanche, Sauternes, Bordeaux, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/10/2011 (link)

    (Ch La Tour Blanche Sauternes White) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2004, IWC Issue #115 (link)

    (Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2003, IWC Issue #109 (link)

    (Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2002 (link)

    (Ch La Tour Blanche Sauternes White) Subscribe to see review text.

RJonWine.com

  • 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
  • UPC Codes 000000052214, 3419466140743, 3516221105020, 400001747100, 766238809777

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 38 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,409 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,188 (26%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

foie gras poêlé, Peach Tart

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