Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2001 - SPIRITED Wines
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Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2001
SKU: 54957

Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2001

  • ws96
  • wa94


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Guiraud 2001 presents intense aromas, hawthorn flowers, fresh fruit, with a minty note which characterizes the vintage. The botrytis is terribly here, with fresh pepper, black tea flavours and a mysterious and wild side which calls for keeping it in the bottle. The feeling in mouth is magnificent, soft, but robust. The tonic feeling of the botrytis is amplified by a great freshness. Mouth aromas strengthens up the nose : the botrytis now shows them crystallized, of great precision and purity. The aftertaste is long. The sugar power never gives heaviness: It is the magic of natural sugars sublimated by botrytis. The liquor is fresh and light. Power, elegance and subtlety are the magic ingredients of a great wine.
Wine Spectator
  • ws96

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. 11,665 cases made.

James Suckling, September 15, 2004
Wine Advocate
  • wa94

A medium gold color is accompanied by notes of caramelized oranges, citrus, honeysuckle, creme brulee, and smoke. Full-bodied and opulent, with tremendous intensity, good acidity, and a persistent finish that lasts nearly a minute, this large-scaled, thick, heady Guiraud is one of the finest examples from this estate that I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.

Robert Parker, June 2004