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Chateau Guiraud Sauternes, 2016

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France / 750ML / 2016
$89.99
$89.99

Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Sauternes - 95 Pts WA

2016 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale - 95 Pts WA

The 2016 Ch?Ÿ?›teau Guiraud, which had been already released onto the market by proprietor Xavier Planty when I visited, has a very refined bouquet this year: nicely poised with pure botrytised fruit, quite minerally and developing subtle white flower scents with time. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity, orange rind and tangerine coming forth with a tang of stem ginger towards the long finish. It will require three or four years in bottle just to meld together, but there is great potential here.
Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points Wine Advocate

WINE PROFILE
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Ch?Ÿ?›teau Guiraud, which had been already released onto the market by proprietor Xavier Planty when I visited, has a very refined bouquet this year: nicely poised with pure botrytised fruit, quite minerally and developing subtle white flower scents with time. The palate is fresh and vibrant with crisp acidity, orange rind and tangerine coming forth with a tang of stem ginger towards the long finish. It will require three or four years in bottle just to meld together, but there is great potential here. Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
This wine is hugely rich while having wonderful acidity at its end. Dense botrytis and a powerful structure go along with the honey and marmalade flavors. It will certainly age well and long. Barrel Sample: 94?›ƒ?ªƒ??96 Points Wine Enthusiast
Awards
A full-bodied young Sauternes with lots of rich sliced cooked apples and pears. All the same, this remains spicy and energetic with an abundance of dried mushrooms, walnuts and almonds on the finish. Botrytis character comes through nicely already here. Barrel Sample: 94-95 Points James Suckling
Other Notes
Ch?Ÿ?›teau Guirard, located in the heart of the commune of Sauternes, has a 100-hectare vineyard in a single block. The vines are planted around the cellars and the ch?Ÿ?›teau. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes ripen very early at Guiraud and undergo tremendous natural concentration due to the effects of "noble rot" (botrytis). The harvest takes place in several waves and the grapes are literally picked one by one. This process is not only risky, but accounts for very low yields. It nevertheless results in rich, complex wines. The quality of Ch?Ÿ?›teau Guiraud's terroir earned its classification as a First Growth in 1855. The Soci?Ÿ??t?Ÿ?? Civile Agricole du Ch?Ÿ?›teau Guiraud is managed by Xavier Planty.

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