2005 Chateau La Tour Blanche

Year: 2005
Appellation: Sauternes
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Dessert Wine
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$59.95
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"Subtle aromas of honey, lemon peel, cream, vanilla and apple pie follow through to a thick palate, with lots of sweetness. There's also loads of clove and other spices. Not as exciting as from barrel, but still outstanding. Best after 2011. 2,915 cases made." (WS)

"No tasting note given." (WA)

"($56-$80) Yellow-gold color. Sexy aromas of ripe apricot, pear, honey and nutty oak show a distinctly exotic side. Then supersweet and concentrated on the palate, showing more sheer sweetness and power than any particular flavor component. Almost sugary on the finish, but long and quite unevolved. Today this gives the impression of being a wine with too much of everything: I'd lay it down for a decade." (IWC)

"Extravagantly rich, this is dense and supersweet initially, just balanced with acidity. The botrytis dryness is really not here at this stage, but with its elegant creamy texture, wood flavors still very present. This is still at the very beginning of its development." (WE)