White - Sweet/Dessert

2001 Château Guiraud

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
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Community Tasting Notes 230

  • Edward Hafer wrote: flawed

    December 31, 2016 - No obvious flaw to the bottle, but it was entirely lacking in flavor. Must have been flawed, definitely disappointing given how other 2001 Sauternes have been so thrilling.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Wine Canuck wrote: (95 points)

    December 26, 2016 - Seriously great. The nose blasts fennel, vanilla, mango, brûléed pineapple, orange peel, lemon peel, cardamom, coriander, and star anise. Lots of botrytis via mushroom and forest undergrowth. The palate is medium sweet, highly acidic, and features a long finish built on the aromatics. Lovely!

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Robert_Lyle wrote: (94 points)

    December 4, 2016 - Light, balanced, elegant, first bottle from the case, I hope the others are as good

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 24, 2016 - Deep amber gold in color. Soaring aromas of tangerines, coconut cream and pineapple marmalade, honeysuckle and a touch of burnt sugar and marzipan. Rich, viscous and unctuous palate filled with apricot and orange marmalade, honey comb, creme brûlée, medium (+) acidity and a long unending finish redolent of caramel.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Thefatbastard wrote:

    November 5, 2016 - Beau sauternes, très long, sucrosité modéré. Notes de caramel.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/10/2011 (link)

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    8/10/2007 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2004, IWC Issue #115 (link)

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    July/August 2003, IWC Issue #109 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2002 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Château Guiraud) Medium golden yellow color; nice apricot, honeyed, Bananas Foster, orange nose; tasty, creme brulée, Bananas Foster, apricot, baked orange palate; long finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Guiraud) From a half bottle. A rich hue in the glass, glossy gold. On the nose there is plenty of depth and structure rather than any simple sweetness. We have here oatmeal, the oak of old whisky barrels, marmalade and barley sugar. The palate is typical Guiraud, very fleshy and soft, rich, expansive, with fruit-pastille-orange character alongside orange blossom. It has acidity too, firm although admittedly rather swamped by the wine's impressive substance. Very good, great potential, although it remains in a very primary state at present, a melange of loose-knit components. Excellent potential though.

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2006 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Guiraud Sauternes) From a half bottle. Quite a deep colour here, vibrant gold tinged with hues of orange. A fine but plainly youthful and primary nose, displaying macerated orange fruit with honey and barley sugar, together with a little residual oak. Lovely presence on the palate though - there is intense richness of flavour, and a considerably weighty, creamy, viscous texture, but there is fine acidity too, so at no point does it appear unbalanced or blowsy. Appealing orange-floral notes. Soft, creamy, slowly fading endpalate. A very fine length too. This remains very primary at present and only time will reveal the complexity and interest that must lie within. Excellent.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/4/2005 (link) 93 points

    (Château Guiraud) Rich coconut, hazelnut palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château Guiraud
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 3249990720063, 3284395004080, 3447211014001, 3700266210249, 872438834119

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 137 (2%)
  • In Cellars 4,858 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,476 (23%)

Food Pairing

ananas rôti, foie gras, foie gras au torchon, Iles Flottantes, Whole Food's Berry Cream Cake

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