2015 Chateau Guiraud (750ml)

Semillon from Sauternes, Bordeaux, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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If you're like me and feel your sweet tooth turning cartwheels in your mouth when you look at a bottle of Sauternes, well this one will really get you going. No stranger to Private Offer, Guiraud is among my favorites. The 2011 ranked #12 of Wine Spectator's Top 100 for 2014, not to mention #4 Top 100 James Suckling. "This is the greatest wine ever made here," according to James. Sure do love that 2005, though... it's sure to please.

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Intense, with candied lemon peel, glazed yellow apple and honey notes streaming through, picking up mirabelle plum and papaya accents through the finish, which is carried by a buried racy streak. This has a good bright feel overall. Best from 2020 through 2040. 5,000 cases made.

95 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Mar 2018)

The lemon colored 2015 Guiraud features beautiful lime juice and lemon curd scents with paraffin and honeycomb nuances plus touches of chalk dust, ginger and candied peel. It has gorgeous tension in the mouth with tons of citrus, mineral and savory layers, finishing on a zesty note.

94+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)

No heavy caramel here; rather, a lot of candied citrus on the nose ranging from lemon right across to bitter orange. On the palate this is both creamy and fresh. The sweetness and alcohol are already beautifully integrated. Drink or hold (and this has at least a couple of decades of ageing potential).

94 points, James Suckling (Feb 2018)

One of the few Sauternes I was able to taste, the 2015 Château Guiraud is well worth spending money on. Boasting tons of tangerine, caramelized citrus, honeyed peach and white flowers, this full-bodied beauty has good acidity, ample concentration, and a clean, balanced style on the palate that’s going to allow it to age gracefully.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2017)

The 2015 Guiraud appears to have acquired quite a bit of body during its aging. Rich and deep in the glass, but with lovely nuance, it offers tons of immediacy. Orange peel, pineapple, mint, honey, chamomile and sweet French oak notes are nicely pushed forward. Best of all, the 2015 is ready to provide pleasure with minimal cellaring.

93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Feb 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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