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2016 Guiraud, Sauternes

SKU #1442921 96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark 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. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

94-96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This wine is hugely rich while having wonderful acidity at its end. Dense botrytis and a powerful structure go along with the honey and marmalade flavors. It will certainly age well and long. (RV) Inner quote mark (4/2017)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Guiraud walks the line of minerality, florality and richness effectively for me. Lime juice oozes through, you can't hold it back, and your mouth responds. Succulent, with a well judged salinity. Very good. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2017)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2016 Guiraud has a pale lemon color and opens with musk perfume, paraffin, cedar and spice box notes with a core of lemon tart, honey-drizzled white peaches and kumquat plus a waft of quince paste. The palate has beautiful vibrancy and loads of lively tropical and spicy layers, finishing very long. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Masses of candied citrus and marzipan, plus a touch of mango chutney, make this full-bodied Sauternes easy to enjoy. Generous and succulent finish. Moderately sweet for this appellation. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

89-92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark 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. (AG) Inner quote mark (4/2017)

91 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This delivers a rather solid punch of glazed peach and mango flavors, with notes of white ginger and pear chutney on the juicy finish. Approachable, but no real rush. Best from 2021 through 2032. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Clean and fresh with a real line of ripe botrytis fruit. Lots of weight – no attempt at slimness. Complex. Quite a lot to chew on. 17/20 points. (JR) Inner quote mark (5/2019)

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