Premier Cru di Sauternes Annata 2003Wine Advocate 96 punti – International Wine Cellar 93 punti – Wine Spectator 96 punti – Jean-Marc Quarin 91 puntiDal sito ufficiale (solo lingua inglese)
Using the three traditional Sauternes grape varieties Sémillon,Sauvignon and Muscadelle this wine is the result of a severe selection.So as to optimise the beneficial effects of Noble Rot (“La PourritureNoble”), harvesting is carried out in a series of selective pickingswhich often necessitates the grape-pickers going through the rows up to4 or 6 times.
Each vintage is vinified and aged in French-oak barrels, which are entirely renewed every harvest, for 16 to 18 months.
Even so, in accordance with Chateau La Tour Blanche's policy ofquality, certain vintages (although certified passable) are notbottled. This was the case for the 1992, 1993 and 2000 vintages.
Wine Advocate: 96 punti
International Wine Cellar: 93 punti
Wine Spectator: 96 punti
Jean-Marc Quarin: 91 punti