2010 Petit Guiraud, Sauternes (375ml)
This has an unctuous feel, with apricot, date, meringue and almond cream notes all rolled together and lingering through the rounded finish. Ripe, polished and long, showing nice range. Drink now through 2017. (Web-2013)
The second wine of Château Guiraud and made by Xavier Planty, Château Guiraud's oenologist since 1982. It is a modern style with a high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc (approximately one third), made from a blend of lots fermented in stainless steel (for minerality and freshness), and new French oak barrels, which promote the development of richness, body, and intensity of flavor on the palate. Guiraud has employed organic farming methods since 1996, and obtained organic certification in 2011. Winemaker notes: "Develops a lovely, well-balanced nose of candied pineapple. The palate offers delicate menthol aromas and is slightly honeyed with a pleasant tropical fruit acidity. A fresh, balanced wine, with delicate, lingering flavours."