Chateau Guiraud Sauternes .375L France


Decanter 93 points - The 75 Most Exciting Wines of 2017 - Super-ripe tropical fruit and sweet nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Waxy, lanolin wrapped in honey and a hint of barley sugar on the palate. The sweetness is kept in check by great citrus acidity and a finely integrated oak structure..December/2017

Tasting notes: With a great yield, we have produced a powerful wine, very aromatic, that present a perfect alcohol-sugar-acid balance and an impressive purity of botrytis. The difference with 2009 is the cold temperature we had during august and september. These days and nights cold weather permit to preserve the aromatic precursor and the acidity of the berry. That is why Chateau Guiraud 2010 has a spectacular balance and freshness always reinforce by 35 % of sauvignon. It presents intense aromas, hawthorn flowers, fresh fruit, with a minty note which characterizes the vintage.
The feeling in mouth is magnificent, soft, but robust. The tonic feeling of the botrytis is amplified by a great freshness. Mouth aromas strengthens up the nose: the botrytis now shows them crystallized, of great precision and purity. The aftertaste is long. The sugar power never gives heaviness: It is the magic of natural sugars sublimated by botrytis.