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2003 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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93
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2022
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 127
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Betty martini
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Tasted On 08/20/2014

very nice sauternes

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Author kukie
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.947%
Tasted On 07/18/2014
Drink Dates 2010-2019

Lovely sauterne. Very alive with good fruit and acidity. Apricots and peaches.

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Author rjblanton
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Tasted On 03/05/2014

This is an exquisite dessert wine! Notes of apricot, orange zest, and honey on the palate, which is followed by a long, silky finish! Absolutely delightful! If you can find this wine, I would strongly recommend it!

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.419%
Tasted On 07/10/2011
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Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.256%
Tasted On 05/14/2011

Wonderful notes of burnt sugar, caramel, honeysuckle, sweet cedarwood. Fantastic!

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Author Victor
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.549%
Tasted On 12/27/2010
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Author Lawrence
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.63%
Tasted On 08/01/2010
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Author john33
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
Tasted On 03/07/2010
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Author Toby Thomas
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.093%
Tasted On 02/27/2010
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Author William
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/26/2009

Better than the 2004 Rieussec.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 04/26/2009
Drink Dates 2015-2040

Loads of lemon and some banana on the nose. On the pallet, honey and toffee dominate with a long finish. Enjoyable now, but will continue to improve during the next 6 plus years. Loved it.

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Author BCB
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Tasted On 09/16/2008

Creme brulee and vanilla, with a hint of spice on the nose. Spicy botrytis and vanilla on the palate with hints of caramel. In the glass, wine opened to even more caramel. Very nice.

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Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.984%
Tasted On 01/28/2008
Drink Dates 2011-2025

Bottles Purchased: 5----- AD (9/06) '18' Very sweet and unctious; lots of botrytis; should age well.

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