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Château Guiraud Sauternes 1er Cru Classé
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Wine Description

(From 2005 Vintage) Typical of the huge power of Guiraud, this is one of the richest Sauternes in 2005. The wine is rich and intense, the dry edge of botrytis just dominating the sweetness. Flavors of honey, almonds and peaches give the wine extra complexity.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2007 Vintage) The wine's enchanting bouquet of white flowers, acacia, hawthorn blossom, lily, and tuberose are complemented by overtones of forest floor, spice, frehly-ground white pepper, tea, and saffron. Noble rot has worked its magi, and the bouquet slowly and tantalizingly reveals its full subtlety. Guiraud is deliciously bodied, rich, and velvety on the palate. The fruity flavors are combined with an inimitable botrytis and candied fruit character.

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Big, rich, concentrated and long palate with loads of honeyed fruit.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/00.