Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château La Tour Blanche, SAUTERNES, 1er Grand Cru Classé
$80.50 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Sweet nectarine and peach puree on the attack, with touches of butterscotch through the mid palate, rich and concentrated in texture. 90 Jane Anson.
Almonds, oranges, nutmeg, lemon zest, lovely aromas on the nose. Round and fully flavoured on the palate but will a real zing to the fruit, a sherbet edge giving a buzz on the tongue and focus more on the citrus zest, orange, grapefruit and peach than the overt sweetness even though it's clearly there. Stops a little short with the spiced edges and touch of crushed stone minerality coming in. It shows promise and will gain in harmony over ageing. 90 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
The 2021 La Tour Blanche has a well-defined nose, with touches of wax and peach skin. The palate is well balanced with fine acidity, fresh and taut, fine definition. 89-91 Neal Martin.