2020 La Tour Blanche (Sauternes)

Origin
Bommes, Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
sweet
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, May 2021
17 points, Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com, May 2021
90-91 points, Michael Schuster, World of Fine Wine, 2021 Q2
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

This was still on the lees when tasted, but full of super attractive orange zest and saffron flavours, plenty of depth and concentration, as you would expect with the tiny 1.8hl/ha yields. In conversion to organic farming. New oak barrels for the Sémillon, stainless steel vats for Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. 93 points

Jancis Robinson MW

Pale orangey gold. That pear-juice/botrytis nose plus light, interesting cheesiness. Good energy and balance. This has some of that tarte Tatin juice character. Weight but not heaviness. Light smokiness. Impressive. 17 points

Michael Schuster

Pale orange-gold; a quite intense, dried-fruit character suggests a little botrytis on the nose, complex and persistent to smell; moderately rich, fresh, some concentration and an overall attractive, if lighter, Sauternes balance; sweet, a nice gentle complexity, some spice and light length. Clearly some botrytis here, and one of the richer wines for the year, but this, too, is a pleasing aperitif style, and notably limited for the cru. 90–91 points

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