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2001 Guiraud Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Sauternes - White - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes

White Bordeaux Blend - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe
Producer Notes

Located 45 km south of Bordeaux in the village of Sauternes, Guiraud was founded in 1766 and recognized as a first growth Sauternes in 1855. The vines are grown on a combination of sandy gravel and clayey sand, and the vineyards are composed of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc with an average vine age of 35 to 40 years old. Half of the fermentation process is done in new oak barrels and half... More »

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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 115
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Chris Ahearn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.93%
Tasted On 11/29/2011
Drink Dates 2008-2015
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Author Carlitos
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.963%
Tasted On 08/20/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2021
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Author Wingman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.258%
Tasted On 07/14/2011

I adore this. A real killer year for Sauternes, including the best ever 100 pointer from Yquem. Years of life in this, I'm killing the case too quickly. Consumed with poached pear and Stilton - better than strawberries and cream !

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Author Victor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.549%
Tasted On 12/27/2010
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Author nothoi
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.54%
Tasted On 12/17/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2025

Shared with FIDO Christmas party - there are a couple of wine people... It's quite gold in color already. The nose is full of toasted oranges and honey, with a touch of apricot. The mouth is lush and like drinking straight sunlight! I wish I had another 4 or 5 of these...I feel like this has another 15 years of time for sure on it.

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Author RDV
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.345%
Tasted On 10/09/2010
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Author biggsy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.828%
Tasted On 05/27/2010

Light golden colour. Expansive nose with apricot, lemon, creme brulee and toffee. Sweet and full bodied with intense flavours of candied orange, marmalade, vanilla and gingerbread. Excellent length.

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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.093%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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