Château la Tour Blanche 2014
releases right away power and complexity. On the nose, it is clear and expressive. This 1st cru classified Sauternes
of 1855 is, in this vintage, dominated by quaffable notes of yellow fleshed fruits, but also by citrus fruit fragrances. On the mouth, it is rich and unctuous and shows a digest, almost aery dessert wine. It is marked by its almost acidulous boldness that attacks on the finish. The citrus fruits, very present in the retro-olfaction, wrap this vintage. In the end, we have a digest and cocentrated dessert wine that has a nice balance between the fruits, the freshness and the sugar. A wonder of subtlety with a real ageing potential. A serious and deep wine!
Parker : 92-94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château La Tour Blanche 2014 is a blend of 82% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle that has 130 grams per liter residual sugar, a level that might be lower than what I was expecting, though still around average for the vintage. The Sémillon is matured in wooden barrel, the other two varieties in stainless steel. It was showing a little muddled on the nose due to a dab of SO2, though that is no crime, no fault at this early stage. Putting that aside, the palate shows great potential with intense honeyed fruit, plenty of botrytis, veins of orange zest and quince that seems to "flow" through the finish. It will need some bottle age, but we all know how this Sauternes repays patience. I have my faith in this La Tour Blanche.