Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes 1989

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Wine Spectator
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Robert Parker
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Jancis Robinson MW
SKU
CLTB198910 UCAU
$240.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes. - Wine Spectator Medium to deep gold colour. Peach, citrus, honey, flowers on the nose with a hint of volatile acidity. There is a beautiful combination of richness and smoothness on the mid-palate, as this wine glides seamlessly. Flavours of crème brûlée, orange marmalade, vanilla bean, apricot, honey and pineapple.
Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes. - Wine Spectator Medium to deep gold colour. Peach, citrus, honey, flowers on the nose with a hint of volatile acidity. There is a beautiful combination of richness and smoothness on the mid-palate, as this wine glides seamlessly. Flavours of crème brûlée, orange marmalade, vanilla bean, apricot, honey and pineapple.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Wine Spectator

Intense and exotic; ripe and rich botrytis flavors explode on the palate to a long finish. Very sweet and full in body, it packs in the spice, white pepper, cream, coffee, quince and dried apricot notes.

90 / 100

Robert Parker

Although loosely structured, the 1989 reveals plenty of intense, honeyed fruit in a rich, authoritative, full-bodied format. A big, powerhouse, sweet, heavy wine with a penetrating fragrance of honey and flowers, this generously endowed wine already drinks well, but can easily last for 15-20 years.

17 / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Deepish gold. Complex honeyed richness on the nose, still with barley sugar notes, and bags of spice. Tastes somehow of gold – a sort of oily minerality through the heart of all those complex botrytis orange flavours. Some almond paste but really so hard to describe. Quince paste, sour and sweet all at once. Very long and incredibly complex.