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  • Country ranking ?

    1 188
  • Producer ranking ?

    8
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    Now-2040
  • Food Pairing

    Foie gras canapes, roasted nuts & strong cheeses

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The Story

Premier Grand Cru Classé en 1855

This wine is the result of a very strict selection. Due to a unique know-how it combines the expression of a great terroir and the best of the noble rot. The style of Château La Tour Blanche’s wines is characterized by a superb balance between richness and freshness, and a great aromatic complexity. In accordance with Chateau La Tour Blanche’s policy of quality, some vintages (although certified passable) ar...

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Wine Information

Blend: 84% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc & 4% Muscadelle

Production: approx. 35,000 bottles

Alcohol: 14%/vol.
Residual sugar: 135 g/l
Acidity: 3.7 g/l of H2SO4

Tasting note: Straw-yellow colour with golden tints. On the first nose subtle notes of vanilla and grilled notes appear. After twirling, more complex notes of smoke and very ripe fruits are revealed. In mouth the structure of the wine is remarkable. It is rich, unctuous, silk...

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Vintage 2011

Bordeaux Vintage Report: 2011 is a dangerous vintage

“2011 is a dangerous vintage. We lived through draught, rain and a lot of sun, all in that order. The draught did not impact our vineyard very much, because we have different terroirs. With each terroir, we performed specific work in the vineyards and we were lucky in our choices. The entire Right Bank of Bordeaux seems to be a success so far and yes, this includes not just St. Emilion, b...

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Origin

Sauternes, Bordeaux

Grapes

12% Sauvignon Blanc
84% Sémillon
4% Muscadelle

Drinking temperature

10-12C
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