2009 1er Cru Classe from Sauternes
Located in the heart of the Sauternes appellation, the Château La Tour Blanche vineyard occupies an area of 40 hectares between Ciron and Garonne. This 2009 vintage is dominated by Semillon, blended with Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.
The nose gives off citrus fruit, exotic fruit and grilled bread notes. On swirling, dried fruit notes (apricot, fresh minty) and exotic aromas (guava and pineapple) are revealed. The 2009 Chateau La Tour Blanche has an ample, smooth and fruity palate with a good balance between alcohol, sugar and acidity. A lovely freshness coats the palate and enhances the fresh and candied fruit aromas. The finish is slightly vanilla-flavoured.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 La Tour Blanche has a gorgeous, botrytis-rich bouquet with lemon thyme, honey and spice, with just a touch of alcoholic warmth denying it the clarity it deserves. The palate is crisp and taut on the entry with notes of apricot and white peach emerging with a few swirls of the glass. It offers a pleasing viscosity and volume in the mouth, although compared to its barrel showing, it appears to have tightened up more than I expected, possibly a sign that it is a wine in for the long haul. Drink 2017-2035.