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Château Guiraud Sauternes 2005
Château Guiraud Sauternes 2005
Category: Dessert Wine
Varietal:Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Region: France » Bordeaux » Sauternes
Producer: Château Guiraud


in mixed case $77.40


Château Guiraud

Sweet wines are in unison with reds. This year, cold nights of August and glorious sun of September give a very complex vintage. The wine is great, complex, and exuberant. Very fine aromas of crystallized orange, exotic, mentholated, and few notes of ginger. The noble rot was very beautiful this vintage, the botrytis has a splendid purity. The finale taste is explosive, honeyed, with spices and so on.

Wine Spectator

Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it now. Best after 2014.

Score: 97. —James Suckling, March 31, 2008.

Wine Enthusiast

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.

Score: 95. —Roger Voss, June 01, 2008.

Wine Advocate

No tasting note given.

Score: 91. —Robert Parker, April 2008.

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