2016 Chateau Guiraud 375 ml

Year: 2016
Appellation: Sauternes
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 94+
Vinous Media: 89-92
James Suckling: 94-95
Wine Enthusiast: 94-96--Jeff Leve: 93
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"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. 5,000 cases made. -JM " (WS)

"Wow—right out of the gate, the pale lemon colored 2016 Guiraud has an electric lemon tart, key lime pie and mandarin peel-scented nose with notions of cinnamon, allspice and toasted almonds in the background. The palate is refreshing while delivering loads of bright citrus layers and a long, spicy finish." (WA)

"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." (VM)

"A full-bodied young Sauternes with lots of rich sliced cooked apples and pears. All the same, this remains spicy and energetic with an abundance of dried mushrooms, walnuts and almonds on the finish. Botrytis character comes through nicely already here." (JS)

"94–96. Barrel Sample. 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." (WE)

"Fresh, ripe and overripe sweet pineapple, mango, apricot and white peach fruits are all wrapped up quite nicely with vanilla and honey coated nuts. 13 Views Tasted Feb 11, 2019" (JL)