2009 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (#5 On Ws Top 100 Wines Of 2012)Blend from France
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- 96 Wine Spectator
- 96 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Wine Spectator
#5 Wine of the Year from Wine Spectator"This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic and vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There’s stunning richness and mouthfeel, with the power to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintages. Very impressive. Best from 2015 through 2040."
96 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2009 Guiraud has a complex, precocious bouquet with honeysuckle and jasmine notes, hints of dried honey and white peach. It is tightly wound but very precise. The palate is pure and tense in the mouth – great precision here once again with superbly integrated oak and a lovely, seductive, very viscous botrytis-laden finish. In many ways the 2009 represents the wine that every vintage since 1983 would love to be. Drink 2018-2040+ Tasted April 2013."
96 - Wine Spectator
96 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral, flint, fig, lemon, pear, saffron and bell pepper|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit, melon, apricot, quince, honey, pineapple and cream|