Château Guiraud Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Ratings on Delectable

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

This is a wonderful ending for the evening. A delicious Sauternes from a great vintage. A beautiful color of dark golden honey. Full bodied and oily with medium plus acidity. Sweet on the palate with nice complexity. Showing honey, yellow apples, spices, pears and tropical fruits. Nicely balanced and delicious by itself or with food. I paired it with liver Pâté. Needs 30 minutes to open up properly, so be patient. 13.5% alcohol by volume. 93 points.

This is a wonderful ending for the evening. A delicious Sauternes from a great vintage. A beautiful color of dark golden honey. Full bodied and oily with medium plus acidity. Sweet on the palate with nice complexity. Showing honey, yellow apples, spices, pears and tropical fruits. Nicely balanced and delicious by itself or with food. I paired it with liver Pâté. Needs 30 minutes to open up properly, so be patient. 13.5% alcohol by volume. 93 points.

9.3

Shengli Hu Delectable Pro

Deep gold verging on amber. Sweet vanilla, a healthy dose of coconut, Xmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice..., Graham cracker, butter cookie, passion fruit candy, lemon candy, honey, saffron, VA- geranium, creme brûlée, caramel, gravelly minerality, forest floor. High acid and long finish.

Deep gold verging on amber. Sweet vanilla, a healthy dose of coconut, Xmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice..., Graham cracker, butter cookie, passion fruit candy, lemon candy, honey, saffron, VA- geranium, creme brûlée, caramel, gravelly minerality, forest floor. High acid and long finish.

9.3

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Beautifully fresh and lifted. Bright honeyed fruit with honeysuckle and white flowers. Great balance and underpinning acidity.

Beautifully fresh and lifted. Bright honeyed fruit with honeysuckle and white flowers. Great balance and underpinning acidity.

9.3

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Creamy and concentrated, notes of pineapple, apricot marmalade, honey and spices

Creamy and concentrated, notes of pineapple, apricot marmalade, honey and spices

9.4

Izek Jasper Delectable Pro

This bottle seemed a little too advanced.

This bottle seemed a little too advanced.

8.9

Brandon Pallen Delectable Pro

Best Sauternes I've ever had, of course with a tag like 1st Grand Cru I kind of expected it. With 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon this wine drinks like liquid gold. Will just get better with age.

Best Sauternes I've ever had, of course with a tag like 1st Grand Cru I kind of expected it. With 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon this wine drinks like liquid gold. Will just get better with age.

10

Peter Scudamore-Smith MW Delectable Pro

Pudding wine; #bordeaux #sauternes #guiraud #2005 ; excellent composure; slow development; eminently fresh; 20+ yrs; 13.5%

Pudding wine; #bordeaux #sauternes #guiraud #2005 ; excellent composure; slow development; eminently fresh; 20+ yrs; 13.5%

9.5

Andrew S Delectable Pro

Deep and unctuous. This has lots of spicy notes, big fruits and a toasty sweet spiced finish.

Deep and unctuous. This has lots of spicy notes, big fruits and a toasty sweet spiced finish.

9.3

Andrew S Delectable Pro

All yes. Still young, but out of splits has a nice finesse.

All yes. Still young, but out of splits has a nice finesse.

9.4

Andrew S Delectable Pro

A happy ending for a happy new year! Botrytis spices, lemon, acidity to last another lifetime. Smiles all around. Easily summarizes the best old and new. Happy New Year everyone. I hope your 17 surpasses your 16, your triumphs be greater and challenges be tamed!

A happy ending for a happy new year! Botrytis spices, lemon, acidity to last another lifetime. Smiles all around. Easily summarizes the best old and new. Happy New Year everyone. I hope your 17 surpasses your 16, your triumphs be greater and challenges be tamed!

9.3

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