Chateau Guiraud 2001

 A case of 12 Bottles (750ML)
All Vintages of this wine
An exceptional vintage with intense aromas of ripe berries, hawthorn blossom, fresh fruit with a hint of mint that characterized the vintage. The botrytis is terribly there with scents of fresh pepper, black tea and with a mysterious wild side that permit to keep the bottle.
Parker : 92 / 100
Wine Spectator : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Guiraud 2001 here did not quite deliver as it had done at the vertical tasting a couple of years previously. However, it still boasts an attractive, quite forward orange peel, lanolin and apricot-scented bouquet that is certainly well defined. Like before, just give it a few swirls and that peachy nose unfurls. The palate is well balanced but I find it here just a little pinched on the entry. The finish is linear but full of citrus fruit and bitter orange to savor. I was just expecting more persistence but otherwise this is very fine.
BordeauxSauternes
Vineyard
Graves

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
Yes

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
95

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
96

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Sauternes

Color
White

Producer
Chateau Guiraud

Sweetness
Liquoreux

Classification
Classified First Growth

Parker
92

Allergens
Contains sulfites