The modern age of La Tour Blanche starts in the mid-17th century with a man named Monsieur de Saint-Marc, a clerk of the court of the Bordeaux parliament. It was he that built a chateau and a tower here. A subsequent owner was Frederick Focke, one of the local German community and a moderniser who pioneered such techniques as harvesting is numerous passes through the vineyard. Due to his efforts, La Tour Blanche was classified premier cru classé in 1855. Alas, M Focke died that same year. The property was then bought by Daniel Iffla (known for some reason as Osiris), a wealthy financier who loved wine. He died without issue and passed La Tour Blanche to the French state with the proviso that a wine school be opened on the site. There is a school on the site to this day (although the wine is grown and made by professionals).
Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £340.85
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"The La Tour Blanche ‘03 offers yellow flowers, melted candle wax and honey on the nose with Muscat-like aromas developing in the glass. The palate is well-balanced on the entry with lemon curd and honey notes, though it needs just a little more acidity to give it tension and freshness. The finish is quite linear, springs no surprises, and just drifts a little when you seek more tautness and race. Still, this is a pleasurable, if not profound La Tour Blanche. Drink now-2020+ Tasted April 2013." Neal Martin
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