2023 La Tour Blanche (Sauternes)

90% Semillon/10% Muscadelle
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
Alcohol
13.5%
Wine Score
94 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, April 2024
93-95 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2024
93-95 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2024
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2023 La Tour Blanche (Sauternes)

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Jane Anson

Bright floral character, intensely spiced, this is exuberant and silky, with bright citrus and lime zest, fresh fig and white pear, great quality that maintains lift despite a tiny 3.5hl/ha yield. 94 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2023 La Tour Blanche is a deep, heady Sauternes. Apricot, mint, white flowers and orange confit are some of the many notes that build as the 2023 shows off its class. There is a real sense of creaminess married with power and intensity that distinguishes this edition of La Tour Blanche. 93-95 points

Neal Martin

The 2023 La Tour Blanche, picked from September 12 to October 12, comes laden with 150 grams per liter of residual sugar (the same as 2009 and 2010) but has 5.4g/L total acidity, a figure that would have been much higher in those vintages. The yield was just 3hL/ha due to an attack of grape worm in late September stemming from the warm conditions. It’s another Sauternes sample that did not want to come out and play during my tastings. The palate is much more enticing, with white peach, orange zest and apricot. It’s finely balanced, though not the behemoth that is a typical high-residual-sugar La Tour Blanche. Quite persistent on the finish, this should age well, but I suspect the nose will need time to open. 93-95 points

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