Original
68 Ratings
Château Guiraud Sauternes 1er Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2001 Vintage) Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla, with hints of ripe apples. Full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense.

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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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2012
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/20/2013