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Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé  2001 - Lot of 3 Bottles

Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé 2001

A rich, refined premier cru classé with great complexity and tart flavours, but without heaviness. Sauternes is perfect for unusual pairings (acidulate dishes such as red berries or passion fruit, or very spicy dishes).

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Lot Description: Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé 2001

Lot description

  • Quantity 3 Bottles
  • Level:3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 label covered with film, 3 marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Ministère de l'Agriculture
  • Vintage: 2001
  • Color: Sweet
  • Grape variety: 78% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2030
  • Service temperature (in °C): 6

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 35
  • Volume: 50000 bottles
  • Intensity : Dessert wine
  • Dominant aroma : Honey
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • This cru classé produces a superb Sauternes with a fairly high level of liqueur. The wine itself, however, is perfectly balanced with superb freshness. The bouquet produces aromas of exotic fruit, candied lemon and honey. The mouthfeel is superb, elegant and precise. With age, the colour develops towards old gold, then bronze, with the nose developing aromas of saffron-like spices.

    Château La Tour Blanche once belonged to a Mr Osiris, who donated it to the Ministry of Agriculture in 1907. The property boasts not only a vast vineyard planted over very even soil, but also a school of wine-making and viniculture. Having long punched below its true weight, the domaine was significantly modernised with State funding.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

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88/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2030