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2011 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)

SKU #1180378 99 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It’s racy and refined. What’s impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink. Inner quote mark (10/2014)

97 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted hazelnut. The long, spice-infused finish shows ample depth, echoing with an enticing tarte Tatin note. Best from 2016 through 2035. *#12 of the Top 100 Wines of 2014, Highly Recommended* (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2014)

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark The first impression is of the dry botrytis that has infused the wine. Then comes the acidity and crisp lemon flavor. Gradually, ripe marmalade and fragrant honey come out along with acidity. It's a fascinating, complex wine worthy of a wait. Drink from 2019. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (5/2015)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Bright yellow-gold. Deep aromas of lime, peach, quince, minerals, menthol and saffron are complicated by tangy botrytis tones. Ripe, creamy flavors of peach, lime and lemon verbena show noteworthy sweetness and power, with harmonious acidity providing lift. This very rich, textured wine coats the palate with tropical fruit and mineral flavors that linger impressively on the back end, enlivened by a brisk citrus element. This stellar Guiraud, which strikes me as being richer and deeper than the 2010, is still very young and will improve further in a good cold cellar. (ID) 93+ Inner quote mark (7/2014)


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By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/12/2015 | Send Email
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Our biggest selling sauternes by far and this is as good as the 2001 and 2005. Perfect balance. Tons of botrytis. Coconut and pineapple aromas and flavors. Heavenly.
Drink from 2015 to 2035

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