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2003 Guiraud - Sauvignon Blanc


2003 Guiraud

Sauternes Bordeaux

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This is very sweet and rich on the nose, with toffee, honey and spices. Full-bodied, with thick honey, spice, dried apricot and syrup flavors. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Big botrytis bomb. Love it. Best after 2010. 8,000 cases made.
–JS Wine Spectator 95

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. This is certainly one of the better wines from the Sauternes 2003 vintage: with fat mango and marmalade aromas on the nose that actually ebb, leaving room for attractive orange blossom scents. The palate is well-balanced with a smooth vanilla opening that demonstrates the precociousness of the vintage, while the exotic finish is nicely handled with hints of almond and peach lingering on the aftertaste. Fine. Drink now-2020. Wine Advocate 90 pts.

Item: Wine-331722
Year: 2003
Producer: Guiraud
Designation: Sauternes
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate: 90
Wine Spectator: 95