Friday, July 1, 2022

Chateau Guiraud Sauternes, 1983

If you have a scrumptious apricot tart on the table and a bottle of aged Sauternes in the cellar, what do you do? The answer is obvious, and the pleasure that followed was divine.

Deep old gold, turning toward copper. The wine has been in the bottle for nearly 40 years, but it is certainly not decrepit. The baked apricot smells and flavors are unmistakeable. Also some honey, beeswax and figs. Flavors are even better than the bouquet. Rich but well defined with excellent acidity. Gets better with each sip. The Grande Maison Monbazillac we had last night with the tart was superb, but I think this wine is even better. Classic Sauternes.


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