2014 Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1201248 94-97 points Wine Spectator

 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)  (3/2015)

93-95 points 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)  (4/2015)

93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 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)  (4/2015)

92-93 points James Suckling

 There’s a pretty core of dried fruit and botrytis with dried apricots. Full body. Tight now.  (3/2015)

90-93 points Vinous

 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)  (4/2015)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/19/2015 | Send Email
As always Guiraud shows why it's one of my favorites Sauternes. The exquisite aromatics, of honey, apricots, marmalade, beeswax and the sensation of ripe peaches just melting in the mouth is an experience hard to forget. Perfect balance between the acidity and the sweetness. Fantastic!

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Semillon

- A rich, viscous, full-flavored but subtly-scented and botrytis-prone white grape, Sémillon reaches magical heights when infected with "noble rot" and combined with even small amounts of the aromatic and high-acid Sauvignon Blanc to make Sauternes, one of the world's most revered and longest-lived wines, and in the sweet wines of surrounding regions like Barsac. Sémillon's most famous incarnation is in the wines of Château d'Yquem, one of the world's most expensive wines, and one that has been known to evolve for centuries. It frequently dominates, but not by much, in the oak-aged whites of Bordeaux's Graves and Pessac-Léognan, creating honeyed and viscous wines that are unlike any others. Elsewhere in Bordeaux and around France it takes on a supporting role in the wines of Entre-Deux-Mers and the Médoc. While planted throughout France, Europe, California and Washington, Sémillon's role as underling usually keeps it out of the spotlight with a few winery-specific exceptions. However, the grape is allowed to shine in Australia's Hunter Valley, where it is used to make an elegant dry wine often called, perplexingly, Hunter Valley Riesling. It also makes some incredible dry, oaked wines from the Barossa and lovely stickies in the style of Sauternes.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Sauternes

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