Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009
Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009
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  BN#293589
Category: Dessert Wine
Varietal:Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Region: France » Bordeaux » Sauternes
Producer: Château Guiraud
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This vintage is simply extraordinary. With a beautiful yield, we have produced a powerful wine, very aromatic, that presents a perfect alcohol sugar acid balance and an impressive purity of botrytis. In the mouth, we find both the pink grapefruit, lemon confit, notes of apricot, an opulence supported by a very roasted botrytis. An impeccable picking allows a wide definition of the growth and an obvious representation of the terroir of Guiraud; a tight, straight and pure wine.

Wine Spectator

This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, 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 vintage. Very impressive. Best from 2015 through 2040. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 11,000 cases made.

Score: 96. —James Molesworth, March 31, 2012.

Wine Advocate

The Guiraud is one of the outstanding successes of the 2009 vintage, perhaps the best vintage that I have encountered in recent years. It is blessed with a very pretty, candied nose with coconut, almond shavings and clear honey that is very well-defined, although there remains just a little oak to be subsumed over the next couple of years. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely, joyful apricot and clementine-infused entry. The acidity is perfectly judged while the finish exudes breeding, tension and precision. Outstanding! Drink now-2040+

Score: 96. —Neal Martin, February 2013.

Wine Enthusiast

This is a smoky, rich wine that shows evident wood aging. This feature adds weight, though the sweetness is currently muted. It is a wine with potential intensity; the fruit and acidity will emerge in several years.

Score: 94. —Roger Voss, February 01, 2013.

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