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Community Tasting Notes (273) Avg Score: 92.6 points

  • Father's Day Dinner (Woodstock, GA): Bright golden; nose is very high toned expressing an almost petrol character with loads of spicy botrytis, honey, marmalade, apricot, peach; spicy and firm acid on the palate, vanilla, creamy texture, sweet, white raisin, pineapple; delicious and very young almost primary; 91+; went really well with peach cobbler a la mode.

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  • I read an article in the Decanter magazine that recommended pairing Sauternes with Pizza and had to try this weird pairing. I opted for Pizza Gorgonzola and Château Guiraud 2005: From half-bottle. The wine was bright, medium yellow-golden in colour and offered apricot, apple, cane sugar, vanilla pie, spices, leather and some petrol on the nose. On the palate the wine showed apricot, baked apple, a touch of orange marmalade, vanilla pie, honey, chocolate, spices and cinnamon, complicated by a combination of caramel and pleasant bitterness on the finish, with medium to medium-plus acidity, a creamy mouthfeel and very good length. A balanced, medium-complex, medium-bodied, medium-rich Sauternes. Paired with Pizza Gorgonzola the wine became less rich and very balanced. The flavours of wine and Pizza merged well. The acidity of the Château Guiraud could be a tad higher, but the pairing went very well.

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  • Perfumed nose of honeysuckle, baked apple, and a faint whiff of Botrytis spice. Honey and candied apple in the mouth lead to a long, intense, spicy finish. Would benefit from a bit more acidity. Great now.

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  • Just delicious. Nice weight, super well balanced and a good, firm finish.

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  • 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.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Château Guiraud) Light medium yellow color; powdered sugar, baked pear, apricot nose; tasty, silky textured, rich, baked pear, powdered sugar, apricot palate; long finish 93+ points

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5+ points

    (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.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 94 points

    (Château Guiraud) Herbal stone fruit nose; very complex palate with stone fruit and minerality; long finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17-18+ points

    (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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