2005 Guiraud 375ml

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2005 Guiraud
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International Wine Cellar | 91-94

Deep yellow-gold. Knockout nose offers stone fruits, ripe pineapple, marzipan and nutmeg. Very rich, ripe and chewy, with a glyceral texture and sweetness rare for this sauvignon-rich Sauternes. A core of nectar-like peach flavor is framed and lifted by a pungent minerality that accentuates the purity of the fruit. Wonderfully concentrated wine with a very long, sweet, palate-staining finish. This property was recently purchased by a group that includes Xavier Planty, Stephan von Neipperg and Olivier Bernard.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue Online Only

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Score: 95
Author: Jim Rife
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 12/06/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2020
OMG ! Served after super-tuscan and Italian dinner for dessert. served with Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, and a Gouda. If you've not had sauterne with a salty cheese like Gorg., bleu cheese, or goat cheese - you should. The wine itself is phenomenal. Depth and mouth feel are great, and the botrytis balances the sugar. First taste without cheese is that it's TOO SWEET. I only bought 2 - wish I had 11 more. Plenty of time if you want to hold them.
Score: 95
Author: Lawrence
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/20/2014
Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Score: 96
Author: Leftymtb
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/03/2013
Score: 95
Author: Mayo
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/16/2013
Score: 94
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 06/09/2013

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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