2010 Château La Tour Blanche Sauternes 375ml (half bottle)
Wine Enthusiast: 94-96 Points
Concentrated, chunky, the richness just a part of the huge power. It's a wine of considerable density, very liquorous.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92-94 Points
The Chateau La Tour Blanche has a complex bouquet with scents of grapefruit, honey, apricot and white flowers. The palate is very well-balanced, with a great sense of tension and poise, and notes of citrus lemon, lime, dried honey and a touch of marmalade that lead to a tightly wound, focused, almost Germanic finish. This is intriguing Sauternes that should repay considerable cellaring.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 91-94 Points
Bright, pale yellow-gold. Exotic aromas of apricot, kiwi and minerals, complicated by smoky botrytis. Very clean and focused in the mouth, with pure, penetrating orange marmalade and ripe citrus flavors lifted by minerals and saffron. Refined and elegant in its mouth feel and very long on the aftertaste. Extremely well done.
Wine Spectator: 94 Points
Lush and captivating, showing layers of pineapple, peach, passion fruit and mango entwined with one another and carried by a bright green almond note through the finish. Not shy on depth, but offers a decidedly prettier style of Sauternes in this largely power-focused vintage. Best from 2015 through 2028.