2005 Chateau La Tour Blanche Dessert & Ice Wine "Sauternes"
Winery: Chateau La Tour Blanche
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sauternes"
Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine
Grape blend: Semillon, Sauvignon & Muscadelle
Bottle size: 375 ml
State or country: France
Cases produced: 5,000
KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: September 22, 2016
Wine Review: This caramel colored Sauternes from Chateau La Tour Blanche is impressive. It opens with a mild apricot bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, viscous and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty apricot with notes of honey. The finish is pleasantly sweet and its flavors linger nicely. I would pair this terrific dessert wine with a Key lime cannoli. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Golden yellow in colour. The nose reveals intense exotic expression with notes of pineapple. Hints of toasted bread, linden, tangerine and resin are detected after aeration. On the mouth the attack is very rich with a refined balance, slightly acid and going on with a very nice length. This outstanding vintage will incontestably be part of the great years to age in one's cellar.
Organic status: not organic
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