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Wine Tasting Note: Le Dauphin de Guiraud Sauternes, 2002, Bordeaux, France  Add/Read Comments

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Dauphin Guiraud Sauternes and baked applesThis is the second wine (i.e. not quite as good, but therefore cheaper than the main label) of the 128 hectares estate Chateau de Guiraud. This is actually a supposition as the website only details the full black and gold labelled Sauternes (of which I have a few bottles of the 1999 tucked away) and one other wine, a Sauvignon Blanc dominated white.

I thought it was rather good myself, but I found a tasting note on the Observer website that rated it just 2 out of 5 - "Slightly synthetic. Tastes of butter and coconut. Rather sticky texture. Good acidity." Perhaps my half bottled aged more effectively than the Observers sample...

Dessert WineWine Tasting Note: Le Dauphin de Guiraud Sauternes, 2002, Bordeaux, France
Half bottle around £10.
Deeply golden, lovely quince, pear and orange flavours mingle with a little botrytis spiced-orange-treacle. The spices, clove and cinnamon, linger. Sticky, but good acidity on the finish. Alcohol 13%. Superb with Baked Apples With Cinnamon and Créme Fraiche.
Scribblings Rating - 88/100

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