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2005 Chateau La Tour Blanche Dessert & Ice Wine "Sauternes"

Winery: Chateau La Tour Blanche

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sauternes"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: Semillon, Sauvignon & Muscadelle

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Sauternes

State or country: France

Price: $53

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 94.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 22, 2016

Wine Review: This caramel colored Sauternes from Chateau La Tour Blanche is impressive. It opens with a mild apricot bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, viscous and very smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty apricot with notes of honey. The finish is pleasantly sweet and its flavors linger nicely. I would pair this terrific dessert wine with a Key lime cannoli. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Golden yellow in colour. The nose reveals intense exotic expression with notes of pineapple. Hints of toasted bread, linden, tangerine and resin are detected after aeration. On the mouth the attack is very rich with a refined balance, slightly acid and going on with a very nice length. This outstanding vintage will incontestably be part of the great years to age in one's cellar.

Organic status: not organic

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