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Staff Pick

Half-Bottle of Ch. Guiraud 1er Cru Sauternes - 2003

Item # 10899 375mL
$39.96/ Single Bottle
$959.04 $863.14/ Case of 24
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Tasting Notes

A deep gold in the glass, this complex, evolving Sauternes shows dense caramel toffee notes that melt into spicy tobacco, dried apricots, and flowers. This shows fine tension between savory and sweet throughout its lengthy finish, finally ending on the savory side. Wonderful with spiced bread and soft aged cheeses.


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Staff Pick Notes

One of the most exotic Sauternes I've tasted. An alluring bouquet of saffron, true cinnamon, frankinscence, and musk surrounds a core of juicy tangerine and a bold, Muscat-like grapiness. The considerable amount residual sugar (on the order of 130 g/L) has begun to integrate itself into this wine, giving an impression of something self-contained and complete. So go ahead and have this with foie gras or Roquefort, but I think this wine is harmonious and complex enough to be splendid on its own.

- DM

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