This gorgeous Sauternes is still really tight, with racy floral and green plum edges along the core flavors of white peach, mirabelle plum, melon and green fig, but there's stunning length, with a rapier of minerality that matches the sweetness step for step on the long, quinine-infused finish. Built for the long haul. Best from 2018 through 2038. 4,000 cases made.
Extremely intense aromas of dried mushroom, flower petal with pineapples and apricots. Full body, medium sweet and a fantastic intensity of botrytis. Very structured and rich. A classic styled Sauternes. Better in 2018.
93–95. Barrel Sample. This rich wine is still developing its spice, ginger and complex fruits. The acidity is pronounced, with a fresh character that balances the full botrytis flavors.
The 2013 Guiraud has a generous bouquet of rich honeyed fruit interlaced with quince and hints of marmalade, though I would like to see more mineralite and tension by the time of bottling. The palate is well-balanced with a spice-tinged entry, touches of Seville orange and mandarin emerging with time. There is good depth here, fine density with plenty of sinew toward the saline-tinged finish.
Remarkably ripe citrus and tropical fruit. Grapefruit, pineapple and caramel. After such a rich flavour to start with, the finish seems abrupt. Delicious but short-lived - worth cellaring to coax out more length? Richard Hemming MW
Rich, sweet honey coated tropical fruits, vanilla bean, nuts and flowers open the wine. The sweet and spicy element that comes on top of the fruit makes the naturally honeyed tropical fruits really come alive.
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