Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2001

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

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Limit 12 bottles per customer
Item No. 77501
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  • collectible wine
  • Green wine
  • WS96
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2006
  • WE95
  • WS93
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

Number on 23 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

"Golden yellow. Butterscotch and vanilla, with hints of ripe apples. Full-bodied, with lots of sweetness and a spicy apricot and honey aftertaste. Excellent concentration and balance. Loads of botrytis character on the finish. Intense. Hard not to drink now because it's so luscious and rich. Best after 2008." -Wine Spectator

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Chateau Guirard, located in the heart of the commune of Sauternes, has a 100-hectare vineyard in a single block. The vines are planted around the cellars and the chateau. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes ripen very early at Guiraud and undergo tremendous natural concentration due to the effects of noble rot (botrytis). The harvest takes place in several waves and the...

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Learn About Sauternes and Barsac

(saw-TURN & BAR-sak) Liquid Gold The regions of Sauternes & Barsac are both located southeast of Graves, almost directly south of St-Émilion, and hug the Garonne River as it curves. Both areas are dedicated to producing sweet, white wines. The rains, the mists, the humidity and the climate, all help foster the necessary mold that leads to the unfortified, but lusciously sweet wines...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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Winemaker's Notes Le Petit Guiraud is a modern, fresh Sauternes that emphasizes the tension between botrytis tinged sweetness and clean ...
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