2003 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)
I might have a slight preference for this over the 2001 but I can’t make up my mind yet. It seems to have more richness and sweetness, with loads of apple tart, caramel and spice character. The noble rot certainly did its good here. Long, long finish. Beautiful sweet wine. Drink or hold.
*Top 100 Wines of 2006* This is very sweet and rich on the nose, with toffee, honey and spices. Full-bodied, with thick honey, spice, dried apricot and syrup flavors. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Big botrytis bomb. Love it. Best after 2010.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full yellow-gold. Musky aromas of exotic apricot liqueur, baking spices, toffee and smoke. Supersweet and unctuous, but with its glyceral texture cut by bright acids. The exotic apricot flavor is nicely complemented by coconut, vanilla and caramel. Finishes very long and juicy. Offers a very successful combination of thickness and firm acid edge.
Barrel sample according to Clyde Beffa, K&L's Bordeaux Buyer: "More spice and fine balance. Coconut aromas mixed with spicy coconut and pineapple. Should be good. * " (04/04)