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2003 Guiraud, Sauternes

SKU #1082289 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (7/2013)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark 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. *Top 100 Wines of 2006, Ranked #14* (JS) Inner quote mark (3/2006)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark 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. (ST) Inner quote mark (8/2006)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Tasted as part of a vertical held at the château. This is certainly one of the better wines from the Sauternes 2003 vintage: with fat mango and marmalade aromas on the nose that actually ebb, leaving room for attractive orange blossom scents. The palate is well-balanced with a smooth vanilla opening that demonstrates the precociousness of the vintage, while the exotic finish is nicely handled with hints of almond and peach lingering on the aftertaste. Fine. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2013)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/8/2018 | Send Email
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A ton of 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. Great balance for such a hot year
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