2007 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)
96 points Wine Enthusiast: "A gold-colored wine. The palate has intense freshness as well as ripe apricot and orange zest flavors. The acidity cuts through the intense richness, leaving a wine that needs time to fully integrate, and then many more years to mature." (06/10) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Guiraud 2007 has a typically unabashed, exuberant bouquet with tangerine, pear, white peach and honeysuckle. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely viscous entry, very good weight of fruit, and a lot of botrytis; smooth and very harmonious towards the finish that would benefit from a little more clarity and dare I say, “personality”. Still, a very fine Sauternes. Drink 2012-2035." (04/10) 91-95 points Wine Spectator: "Thick and oily, with spicy character and lots of very ripe pineapple and pear flavors. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with a long finish. Layered and concentrated." (Web 08) K&L's notes: *½ Honey and pineapple. Perfect acid balance. Long and lingering. Everyone loves this. At UGC this was stunning-fat, rich, lush, balanced and sweet. One of the stars of 2007. Ralph: ** Ripe, apricot notes and very rich on the palate-nice citrus finish. Clyde Beffa, K&L's Bordeaux buyer says: "This is much better than their 2005, which was #4 in the Wine Spectator's Top 100."