Château la Tour Blanche

Château la Tour Blanche

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé 2023

Bordeaux, France

Regular price£224.00
Case Size
Duty Status
Style: Sweet Drink from: 2026
ABV: % Drink to: 2035
Packaging: OWC Stock arriving: Spring 2026
Critic scores
93-95 NM, 93-95 AG, 90-91 JS, 94 JA, 90 GM
Critic reviews
"The 2023 La Tour Blanche, picked from September 12 to October 12, comes laden with 150 grams per liter of residual sugar (the same as 2009 and 2010) but has 5.4g/L total acidity, a figure that would have been much higher in those vintages. The yield was just 3hL/ha due to an attack of grape worm in late September stemming from the warm conditions. It’s another Sauternes sample that did not want to come out and play during my tastings. The palate is much more enticing, with white peach, orange zest and apricot. It’s finely balanced, though not the behemoth that is a typical high-residual-sugar La Tour Blanche. Quite persistent on the finish, this should age well, but I suspect the nose will need time to open."
Neal Martin, April 2024,

"The 2023 La Tour Blanche is a deep, heady Sauternes. Apricot, mint, white flowers and orange confit are some of the many notes that build as the 2023 shows off its class. There is a real sense of creaminess married with power and intensity that distinguishes this edition of La Tour Blanche."
Antonio Galloni, April 2024,

"Bright floral character, intensely spiced, this is exuberant and silky, with bright citrus and lime zest, fresh fig and white pear, great quality that maintains lift despite a tiny 3.5hl/ha yield."
Jane Anson, April 2024,

"There’s a density to this, with some caramel and spice to the dried-apricot and apple character. It’s medium-bodied and medium-sweet with a medium finish."
James Suckling, April 2024, James

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Antonio Galloni,
Allan Meadows,
Gus McLean,
Jane Anson,
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jancis Robinson,
James Suckling,
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Neal Martin,
Tim Atkin,

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