After 3 years of relatively cold temperatures, the heat finally arrived in 2015! From springtime onwards, we had a beautiful run of weather, with higher than average temperatures allowing the vines to blossom week early. Temperatures in June and July peaked at over 40°C, meaning that grapes could ripen early. Slightly cooler weather and sporadic rain provided the perfect conditions for « liquid gold ». Our organic methods allowed us to begin harvesting botrytis-affected grapes from the 7th September! Wind, humidity provided by the Ciron, and afternoon heat… a perfect cocktail for optimal, even concentration. In 1 month, the harvest was done. Everything went perfectly smoothly. This vintage is one for the history books.
Barrel Sample. This wine is packed with dry botrytis flavor, but also a bright freshness. Together they give an obviously sweet wine good structure as well as ripeness. The tension between the fruit and the mineral texture will allow this wine to age for many years.
Wine Enthusiast, 96 Points
The 2015 Guiraud, tasted in two occasions, has a sumptuous bouquet with scents of wild honey, apricot and a faint smear of marmalade. The palate is fresh and tensile on the entry, brimming with energy with impressive energy towards the blood orange and quince-tinged finish. This is a stylish, suave Guiraud that should age beautifully in bottle.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 Points