Chateau La Tour Blanche 1998
Chateau La Tour Blanche – First Growth Sauternes
Bill Blatch: Very sweet, very full and very rich, this is an exceptionally well-built ’98, a vintage whose character is usually finer and lighter in style than this. This ’98 drinks almost like a ’99, big and quite strong with full roasted flavours of the barrel-fermented Sémillon (which tasted like mocha coffee when young) melding gently into the quite vivacious Sauvignon. The mocha has now settled down into something more exotic and really provides some exciting flavours as well as remarkable density and richness.
£330.63 / case bottles
£342.94 / case halves