Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 375ml (375ml)
Situated 45km South of Bordeaux on the left bank of the Garonne river, Chateau Guiraud covers 128 hectares in the villages of Sauternes and is known for its exceptional botrytisized sweet wines made from Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The wines are aged in barrel for 24 months before bottling. They are aromatic, lusciously sweet and lively; making them the ideal accompaniment to blue cheese and fruit-based desserts.
“Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 1997 is clearly a step up from the previous two vintages: bursting forth with delectable wild honey and marmalade aromas that mingle with vanilla pod and peach skin. It has retained good vigor and remains vital – much more so than the 1996. The palate is well-balanced and fresh on the entry with crisp acidity cutting through the Seville orange marmalade and quince fruit. There is good weight on the finish and though there is not the complexity of later vintages, it continues to drink well. Drink now-2025.”- 92 points, Neal Martin for Robert Parker