2003 Guiraud 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes | Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe/ White / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Guiraud
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($40-$48) Full yellow-gold. Musky aromas of exotic apricot liqueur, baking spices, toffee and smoke. Supersweet and unctuous, but with its glyceral texture cut by bright acids. The exotic apricot flavor is nicely complemented by coconut, vanilla and caramel. Finishes very long and juicy. Offers a very successful combination of thickness and firm acid edge.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 127

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Score: 90
Author: Betty martini
Tasted On: 08/20/2014
very nice sauternes
Score: 93
Author: kukie
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/18/2014
Drink Dates: 2010-2019
Lovely sauterne. Very alive with good fruit and acidity. Apricots and peaches.
Score: 94
Author: rjblanton
Trust Rating: 100
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!
Score: 93
Author: MJM
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/10/2011
Score: 96
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/14/2011
Wonderful notes of burnt sugar, caramel, honeysuckle, sweet cedarwood. Fantastic!

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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