Guiraud 2001

Guiraud 2001

Region: Sauternes, France

Blend:  65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc



Guiraud 2001 is an extraordinary wine that enchants the senses at every turn. Its appearance is a captivating golden hue, reflecting the richness that lies within. The nose is a symphony of aromas, where fragrant notes of honeyed apricots, tropical fruits, and delicate floral hints dance in harmony. This aromatic complexity foreshadows an exquisite tasting experience. On the palate, the wine unfurls with a luxurious and velvety texture, embracing the senses with its opulence. The taste is an elegant fusion of honeyed sweetness, balanced by a vibrant acidity that imparts freshness and structure. As the journey reaches its apex, the finish is a lingering testament to its sophistication, leaving an indelible and memorable impression. Guiraud 2001 is a wine that captures the very essence of its terroir and craftsmanship, inviting aficionados to savor its exceptional character and revel in its timeless allure.

Robert Parker - 92 Points

"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."

Antonio Galloni - 92 Points

"The 2001 Guiraud sports a fragrant but not intense nose, featuring the lanolin and apricot notes that I observed previously; touches of grilled walnut surface with time. The lightly spiced palate is very well balanced with a honeyed opening and ginger-infused quince and marmalade flavors. It builds nicely on the finish without fully letting rip. A commendable, delicious Guiraud that should give another 15–20 years of drinking pleasure."