Guiraud 2016

Product Details

Vintage
2016
Colour
White
Appellation
Sauternes

Stock Available - All Pack Sizes and Formats

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1 x 0.75L BI Stock IB £29.17 6 btls

IB (In Bond): Price excludes UK duty & VAT | DP (Duty Paid): Price includes UK duty and excludes VAT

Tasting Notes and Scores

Neal Martin
93-95

The 2016 Château 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. - Wine Advocate #230, April 2017

James Suckling
94-95

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. - March 2017

Jancis Robinson
17+

Complex nose. Still obviously embryonic with a hint of ginger and lots of acidity on the edge. Some lemongrass. Far from the sweetest, this wine gives the impression of having been 'built'. Quite a dry finish. Drink 2026-2042. - jancisrobinson.com, April 2017

Antonio Galloni
89-92

Pineapple, passion fruit, honey, candied orange peel and spice give the 2016 Guiraud its tropical profile. The flavors are intense, but the structure and feel lean toward the medium-bodied end of the spectrum. Already quite open and expressive, the 2016 will be ready to offer pleasure pretty much upon release. - vinous.com, April 2017

Jeb Dunnuck
96

One of the top Sauternes in this report is the 2016 Château Guiraud, a brilliant wine from a more challenging vintage for the Sauternes region. Beautiful, powerful notes of sugared peach, blood orange, caramelized pineapple, and honey all give way to a full-bodied Sauternes that has loads of sweetness and richness, yet good acidity as well. It does everything right and will offer up incredible pleasure over the coming 25-30 years. - jebdunnuck.com, February 2019