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Iffla died in 1907 and although he had bequeathed the property to the state (on the condition that a wine school was established on the site), the handover was not formally completed until 1911. It has remained both in national ownership and housed the local faculty of oenology since. La Tour Blanche's vineyards are predominantly planted to the traditional Sauternes grape varieties Sémillon (83 percent), Sauvignon Blanc (12 percent) and Muscadelle (five percent). This proportions are broadly reflected in the final wines. Château La Tour Blanche makes several wines: the grand vin, La Tour Blanche (Premier Cru); the second wine, Les Charmilles de Tour Blanche; a third wine, the still sweet Brumes de La Tour Blanche; the dry white wine, Duo de La Tour Blanche, a Sémillon\/Sauvignon Blanc blend with the former predominating; and the Jardins de la Tour Blanche range which includes a Merlot-dominant red and rosé, and a Sauvignon Blanc-based white wine.\u003cbr\u003e"}

1988 | Chateau La Tour Blanche | Sauternes

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RATED: EXCELLENT

Dessert Wine: 1988 | Chateau La Tour Blanche | Sauternes

The 1988 exhibits superb richness, plenty of botrytis, creamy, honeyed, tropical fruit (pineapples galore), wonderfully integrated, toasty oak, crisp acidity, and a rich, full-bodied, long finish. Very rich, fat and honeyed in the mouth, showes a grapefruity freshness with aeration.

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Producer: Chateau La Tour Blanche

Ratings: WC | 90  WA | 92

Vintage: 
1988

Size: 750ml

ABV: 13.2%

Varietal: Semillon 

    Country/Region: France, Sauternes

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      Detailed Description

      The 1988 exhibits superb richness, plenty of botrytis, creamy, honeyed, tropical fruit (pineapples galore), wonderfully integrated, toasty oak, crisp acidity, and a rich, full-bodied, long finish. Very rich, fat and honeyed in the mouth, showes a grapefruity freshness with aeration.

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        • Wine Enthusiast: The 1988 exhibits superb richness, plenty of botrytis, creamy, honeyed, tropical fruit (pineapples galore), wonderfully integrated, toasty oak, crisp acidity, and a rich, full-bodied, long finish.
        • Wine Cellar: Reticent aromas of almond, petrol and brown spices opened to show a honeyed richness and good botrytis character. Very rich, fat and honeyed in the mouth; showed a grapefruity freshness with aeration. 

          Producer Information

          Château La Tour Blanche is a French wine estate in the Bommes commune of the Sauternes appellation, approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Bordeaux. The estate was listed as a Premier Cru in the official 1855 Classification of Sauternes and Barsac. Although dating back to the 17th Century, the property was bequeathed to the French state in 1909 and is currently overseen by the administrative branch of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. The château building itself was constructed in the 17th Century by a Monsieur de Saint-Marc and received classification as a First Growth under the guidance of German proprietor, Friedrick Focke, in 1855. The estate was subsequently taken over by Daniel Iffla, who often went by the pseudonym "Osiris". Iffla died in 1907 and although he had bequeathed the property to the state (on the condition that a wine school was established on the site), the handover was not formally completed until 1911. It has remained both in national ownership and housed the local faculty of oenology since. La Tour Blanche's vineyards are predominantly planted to the traditional Sauternes grape varieties Sémillon (83 percent), Sauvignon Blanc (12 percent) and Muscadelle (five percent). This proportions are broadly reflected in the final wines. Château La Tour Blanche makes several wines: the grand vin, La Tour Blanche (Premier Cru); the second wine, Les Charmilles de Tour Blanche; a third wine, the still sweet Brumes de La Tour Blanche; the dry white wine, Duo de La Tour Blanche, a Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend with the former predominating; and the Jardins de la Tour Blanche range which includes a Merlot-dominant red and rosé, and a Sauvignon Blanc-based white wine.

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