Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé 2005 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé 2005

  • Honey
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Sweet
  • 14 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

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). More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Ministère de l'Agriculture
  • More information....

Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 6°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Terrine de foie gras ou de lapin, Roquefort, Feuilleté normand aux pommes.

Peak: Drink until 2040

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • What the experts say...

    "The 2005 Château La Tour Blanche has a complex nose with lemon sherbet, orange sorbet, honey and jasmine all soaring from the glass without a care in the world. The palate is medium-bodied with refined tannin, very focused and poised with an elegant, suave finish that has just the right amount of edginess." N. Martin (06/2015)

    Lot presentation
    Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    Information about domain Château la Tour Blanche (Sauternes)

    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.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Ministère de l'Agriculture
    • Vintage: 2005
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: Drink until 2040
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional
    • Size (in ha): 35
    • Volume: 50000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Honey
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 78% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle
    Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé
    Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé

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    Château la Tour Blanche 1er Grand Cru Classé 2005

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