2014 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)
A juicy, engaging core of apricot, nectarine and green fig is backed by ginger and spiced apple accents. Orange zest notes enliven the finish even more. Shows solid length, power and precision. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Guiraud 2014 has a perfumed bouquet with clear honey, beeswax and honeysuckle aromas that are well defined. The palate is fresh and taut on the entry: good tension and focus here, very harmonious with a gently build in the mouth towards a satisfying marmalade and quince-driven finish. This is a finely crafted Guiraud that will be a class act. (NM)
Barrel Sample. With an lime element, this wine is as fresh and fragrant on the nose. Deliciously fruity with ripe yellow fruits on the palate, an intense acidity brings a vein of freshness on the finish. (RV)
There’s a pretty core of dried fruit and botrytis with dried apricots. Full body. Tight now.
The 2014 Guiraud is another of the richer, more honeyed wines of the vintage. Candied orange peel, mint, wild flowers and mango are some of the notes that meld together in an unctuous yet mid-weight Sauternes built on texture and resonance. (AG)