2001 Guiraud 750ml

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2001 Guiraud
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International Wine Cellar | 93(+?)

($48-$60) Medium golden yellow color. Knockout nose combines pineapple, yellow plum, marzipan, roasted herbs and resiny oak. Superconcentrated, chewy and stylish, with flavors of honey, pineapple, marzipan, vanilla, toffee and spicy oak framed and intensified by bright acidity. Impressively dense, saline wine with a very firm spine and considerable aging potential.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 115

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Darker than most. Very heady with lots of glucose richness. Heavy and satisfying with great weight. Some crème brûlée element. Edgy. Well done but with a dangerous edge. Still quite chewy. One of the fatter 2001s. QGV

Drink Dates: 2014-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Score: 96
Author: Chris Ahearn
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/29/2011
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Score: 91
Author: Carlitos
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/20/2011
Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Score: 95
Author: Wingman
Trust Rating: 92
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 !
Score: 95
Author: Victor
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/27/2010
Score: 95
Author: nothoi
Trust Rating: 99
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.

About This Producer


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 is done in previously used barrels. Aging is done sur lie (on fine lees) for between 18 and 24 months. Annual winery production is approximately 100,000 bottles.

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