White wine

Château la Tour Blanche, Sauternes 2017

RRP £186

Frost and botrytis are not mutually exclusive, or even necessarily of much bearing one upon the other. 2017 has proved a mixed bag for Sauternes and Barsac for all that, with La Tour Blanche in Bommes proving one of its most illustrious successes. The blend is 84 % Semillon, 13% Sauvignon and 5% Muscadelle; the yields 6 hl/ha; unctuous and fresh, indulgent and disciplined, tropical yet restrained… Who could wish for a more beguiling portfolio of sweet contradiction?

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Semillon (84%), Sauvignon Blanc (13%), Muscadelle (5%)

Alcohol

0%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2024 - 2040

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Simon Field MW

UK Stockist