La Tour Blanche 2001
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La Tour Blanche’s spectacular 2001 boasts a light to medium gold color as well as a big, exotic nose of tropical fruits, honeysuckle, orange marmalade, and creme brulee. In the mouth, notions of peaches, lychees, and caramelized citrus give way to a weighty, full-bodied, concentrated yet incredibly precise and well-delineated sweet white. It is a tour de force in Sauternes! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2035.
|Score: 97||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004|
Displaying a remarkable, strawberry-like note in its ripe peach and pineapple-scented bouquet, this beautifully balanced, full-bodied effort possesses great fruit presence, tremendous definition, large body, and like so many 2001s, a singular vibrancy and zestiness because of good acidity. This is undoubtedly the finest example from this estate since their sensational 1990. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025+.
|Score: 93/95||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 91/95||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002|
The La Tour Blanche 2001 has long been the ""insiders' Sauternes"" for the vintage. Leave the Yquem '01 for the millionaires: load up on one of the finest recent vintages from the estate. It has a potent honeyed, frangipane and white flower-scented bouquet with subtle nougat scents in the background lending it an exotic edge. The palate is extremely well balanced with fine acidity effortlessly slicing a swathe through that unctuous, honeyed fruit. There are also understated marmalade notes with a suggestion of crème brûlée furnishing the weighty finish that goes on and on. Just don't tell anyone how good this La Tour Blanche is...promise? Drink 2014-2040
|Score: 96||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (215), October 2014|
|Score: 92/94||James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2002|
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