2003 Guiraud 375ml

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes | Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe/ White / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 92   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

($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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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 96
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/14/2011
Wonderful notes of burnt sugar, caramel, honeysuckle, sweet cedarwood. Fantastic!

Rating: 94
Author: rjblanton
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/28/2015
Drink Dates: 2010-2025

Rating: 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.

Rating: 93
Author: MJM
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/10/2011

Rating: 90
Author: Betty martini
Tasted On: 08/20/2014
very nice sauternes

Average rating: 90, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1755 bottles owned by 530 collectors.

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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.

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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