Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2007
from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France
The wine's enchanting bouquet of white flowers, acacia, hawthorn blossom, lily, and tuberose are complemented by overtones of forest floor, spice, frehly-ground white pepper, tea, and saffron. Noble rot has worked its magi, and the bouquet slowly and tantalizingly reveals its full subtlety. Guiraud is deliciously bodied, rich, and velvety on the palate. The fruity flavors are combined with an inimitable botrytis and candied fruit character.
The exuberant flavors burst forth with such sensuality that one hesitates before swallowing to prolong the taste sensations. Guiraud's sweetness melts in the mouth, the aftertaste is always fresh. The initial taste impressions come through again marvellously on the finish, and the pleasure goes on and on. This is the key to understanding Guiraud. It is all about pleasure.
"This has a lovely rounded honeyed, slightly buttery nose with touches of white peach and white flowers. The palate is very well balanced, great tension and weight in the middle. Honeyed fruits, mango, peach, a touch of brioche and quince. Complex and displaying some admirable levels of botrytis, the finish is viscous and very focused. Great length. Superb. Drink 2012-2040. Tasted April 2008. Range: 92-94
The Wine Advocate
"Shows dried orange and apricot, with a lime and honey undertone. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness, a fruity aftertaste of dried lemon and a medium spicy finish. A balanced and refined Guiraud. Best after 2011."
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