2007 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

SKU #1058409

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 points Wine Spectator: "Shows dried orange and apricot, with a lime and honey undertone. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness, a fruity aftertaste of dried lemon and a medium spicy finish. A balanced and refined Guiraud. Best after 2011." (03/10) 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."

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Varietal:

Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Sauternes

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