The 2016 La Tour Blanche offers good palate presence and aromatic intensity to match its bold personality. There is no shortage of depth, but the 2016 also needs time to come together fully, as it is a bit disjointed at this stage. Suggestions of apricot jam, candied orange peel, spice, honey and exotic floral notes build into the open-knit, plush finish.
Tasted blind. Great stuff! Perfect balance and liveliness. Maybe not the sweetest but so beautiful! Creamy and pure. GV
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2042
Robert Parker 95
Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2016 la Tour Blanche gives flamboyant tropical layers of mango, guava and passion fruit with hints of clover honey, beeswax, nutmeg, jasmine and preserved ginger. Big, rich, concentrated and seductively oily in the mouth, the palate is unashamedly decadent, and it finishes very long and spicy.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2047