Coravined half of a 750ml and served at cellar temperature. Attractive bouquet of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, apricot and spice. Honey, orange, apricot and spice on the palate. Leads to a long, creamy finish. Still maturing and will be better with age. Paired with a fruit tart.
South or Sweet (Q2 wine party) (The Apartment): (Wine #2 - Sweet) I enjoyed this wine, but I might have liked the 2005 Coutet just a touch more. This was honey in a glass. Decent acidity but really not quite as much as I'd have liked to have seen. Very easy wine to drink, but not a lot of secondary flavors.
From a 375. Light yellow-golden color appropriate for age; bright tropical fruits, botrytis spices, pineapple, still substantial vanilla; palate has great density but also freshness, lots of white fruits, oak and vanilla are present, good depth but needs time to develop complexity; finish is medium length and young. I can't keep my hands off of these. Drinking really well and a good value, but very young. Will be better in 10 years. 92-93 Day 3: Similar to when first opened, though perhaps even more botrytis spice on the nose and palate. Developing well, but still young.
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(Chateau Guiraud Sauternes) A dense and concentrated nose, showing crystalline fruits and sweet, pretty, honey-coated flower petals. It has a full-on texture, creamy and nicely polished. Rather simple in style, nice notes of honey-tinged fruit, pleasant but rather low in acidity. Nevertheless I think this will show some nice development with time. Very good, although I am less impressed than at the UGC tasting last year.
(Chateau Guiraud Sauternes) A denser concentration of aroma than some on the nose here, with a smoky nuance which is appealing, alongside some nice botrytis. Rich, flashy and unctuous, a simply fabulous texture dominates here, although it is packed with flavour too. On the negative side, the acidity is a touch low, but this still gives plenty of pleasure. A fine showing.
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