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2009 Château Guiraud - Sauternes (375ml) (375ml)

2009 Château Guiraud - Sauternes (375ml)


Varietal: Bordeaux Blend  |   Location: France - Sauternes
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Bottle:  $37.99
Case Price (12): $418.00
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Wine Advocate

The 2009 Guiraud is very tight on the nose, taking time to unfurl, with notes of apricot, peach, a touch of honeysuckle and quince. Good definition. The palate is impressive: tightly coiled, honeyed fruit, very fine acidity, linear at first then fanning out across the finish with notes of dried apricot, nectarine, a touch of almond and a faint hint of spice. With good length and unctuous on the finish, this Guiraud is impossible to ignore."

94-96 points
Wine Spectator

"This rocks with botrytis, offering spicy almond, peach pie and dried apricot on the nose and palate. Full and very sweet, with a long finish. So much dried fruit. Oily and powerful. Some bitterness. 35 percent Sauvignon Blanc and 65 percent Sémillon." 95-98 points--Wine Spectator
Wine Review
"As always, this is dominated by a freshness of flavour, this time kiwi-like fruit as well as the traditional mandarin orange peel – Xavier Planty calls it „rhubarb”. The 35% Sauvignon, still apart in several lots in the cellar, is mainly responsible for this, but the Sémillons are very aromatic too. The base is however powerful, although, at 135 g/l residual, they resisted the temptation of going for broke on sweetness, no mean feat for such a large estate con-fronted by such a sudden onrush of botrytis. The overall effect is of evenness and of a reserved kind of tightness, surrounded by but not dominated by all that freshness of pure fruit."
Bill Blatch
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