Chateau La Tour Blanche 2006

90 points

Sauternes, Bordeaux. 13.5%

Not a tightly wound fruit style, more loose knit, with some formic acid, not dirty but not ultra modern. Not hugely sweet. Drinking well now (Sauternes drink so much earlier today now that minimal levels of sulpher are used).

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Huet Le Haut-Lieu moelleux 1993

91 points

Vouvray, Loire. 12%

I’m giving this lower points than I’d expect. It’s certainly a lovely luscious wine. Sweet bit not a dessert wine. Still with fantastic acidity. It’s concentrated almost spirity but with low alcohol.

It’s just that the lovely acidity and gentle sweetness overwhelm. It seems to lack minerality and aged characters.

Lovely elegant despite the concentration but a bit simple.

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