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2009 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)
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About Chateau Guiraud

This chateau, recently purchased by a consortium led by auto magnate Robert Peugeot, produces a distinctly restrained style of Sauternes that emphasizes the pungent, firmer quality of Sauvignon Blanc over the more exotic tones of Sémillon.

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2009 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (half bottle) (Pre-Arrival)

Producer: Chateau Guiraud
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Sauternes and Barsac

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91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May 2010

(a 65/35 blend of semillon and sauvignon; 13.9% alcohol; 139 g/l residual sugar) Bright golden yellow. Captivating spicy aromas of peach nectar, honey, ginger and menthol. Quite suave on entry, then rich and chewy in the middle, with lovely cut to its honeyed peach, melon, ripe citrus and lemongrass flavors. Thanks to lively acidity this wine conveys an impression of impeccable balance, and the high sauvignon content contributes to a fresher, lighter mouth feel. Finishes extremely long and pure, with vibrant lingering notes of gingery oak and clean botrytis. Extremely easy to drink.

96 Points | Wine Spectator
96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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