Une année exceptionnelle aux arômes intenses de raisins mûrs, de fleur d'aubépine, de fruit frais avec une pointe mentholée qui caractérise le cru. Le botrytis est terriblement là avec des senteurs de poivre frais, de thé noir et le côté sauvage et mystérieux qui appelle à le garder en bouteille.
Parker : 92 / 100 J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker : 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.