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Château Guiraud

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2023
96
Floral, sweet, and energetic, with pineapples, lemon curd, honeysuckle, candied mangos, and roasted nuts, with a touch of saffron coming in at the end of the nose. Perfectly perched between its sweet, and racy side, with length, purity, freshness, and sweetness, yet it remains light on its feet. This seems to be a new era for Guiraud, with Sandrine Garbay in charge. Drink from 2027-2050. 95-97 Pts.

Floral, sweet, and energetic, with pineapples, lemon curd, honeysuckle, candied mangos, and roasted nuts, with a touch of saffron coming in at the end of the nose. Perfectly perched between its sweet, and racy side, with length, purity, freshness, and sweetness, yet it remains light on its feet. This seems to be a new era for Guiraud, with Sandrine Garbay in charge. Drink from 2027-2050. 95-97 Pts.

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2022
95
The first vintage with Sandrine Garaby, formerly of Chateau d'Yquem in charge is the winner you knew it would be. The wine is intense, rich, deep, and manages to balance its layers of roasted, ripe, and over ripe pineapples, mango, candied orange, vanilla, almond, and apricots perfectly. The fruits are slathered with honey, yet they retain that all important freshness as well. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96 Pts.

The first vintage with Sandrine Garaby, formerly of Chateau d'Yquem in charge is the winner you knew it would be. The wine is intense, rich, deep, and manages to balance its layers of roasted, ripe, and over ripe pineapples, mango, candied orange, vanilla, almond, and apricots perfectly. The fruits are slathered with honey, yet they retain that all important freshness as well. Drink from 2025-2050. 94-96 Pts.

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2020
94
With a lean to the orange side of the style range you find a wealth of candied mangos, roasted tangerine, orange rind, and apricots with nuances of roasted nuts, flowers, spice, and honey. The racy, vibrant finish provides a balance between its decadently sweet, orange tropical fruits, pineapples, and white peaches topped with honey, spice, and racy freshness. Drink from 2023-2050.

With a lean to the orange side of the style range you find a wealth of candied mangos, roasted tangerine, orange rind, and apricots with nuances of roasted nuts, flowers, spice, and honey. The racy, vibrant finish provides a balance between its decadently sweet, orange tropical fruits, pineapples, and white peaches topped with honey, spice, and racy freshness. Drink from 2023-2050.

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Roasted nuts, pears, pineapple, white peach, mango and honeysuckle make a gorgeous perfume. On the palate the wine shines with its perfect balance between all the decadently sweet pineapples and candied apricots coated with honey, and ample refreshing acidity keeping everything balanced between sweet and fresh. 93-95 Pts

Roasted nuts, pears, pineapple, white peach, mango and honeysuckle make a gorgeous perfume. On the palate the wine shines with its perfect balance between all the decadently sweet pineapples and candied apricots coated with honey, and ample refreshing acidity keeping everything balanced between sweet and fresh. 93-95 Pts

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2020
92
Apricots, almonds, flowers, and a dab of honey create the perfume. The palate is even better with its layers of lusciously-textured, oranges, candied lemon, and notes of white peach that show up in the vibrant, creamy finish. This is the debut of this new wine from Guiraud which is the brainchild of Sandrine Garbay. The wine truly tastes exactly like what you want from a dry Sauternes. Drink from 2023-2035. 92 Pts

Apricots, almonds, flowers, and a dab of honey create the perfume. The palate is even better with its layers of lusciously-textured, oranges, candied lemon, and notes of white peach that show up in the vibrant, creamy finish. This is the debut of this new wine from Guiraud which is the brainchild of Sandrine Garbay. The wine truly tastes exactly like what you want from a dry Sauternes. Drink from 2023-2035. 92 Pts

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2019
93
White peach, flowers, roasted pears, grilled nuts, orange tropical fruits, candied apricot and honey nuts are all over the place here. The wine triangulates its richness, sweetness and racy orange and yellow, honeyed fruits with ease. Drink from 2023-2045.

White peach, flowers, roasted pears, grilled nuts, orange tropical fruits, candied apricot and honey nuts are all over the place here. The wine triangulates its richness, sweetness and racy orange and yellow, honeyed fruits with ease. Drink from 2023-2045.

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White peach, yellow tropical fruits, candied orange rind and honeysuckle make their presence known on the nose and palate. The wine is fresh, lively and comes with a bit of spice with honeyed fruit and vanilla in the finish. 92-94 Pts

White peach, yellow tropical fruits, candied orange rind and honeysuckle make their presence known on the nose and palate. The wine is fresh, lively and comes with a bit of spice with honeyed fruit and vanilla in the finish. 92-94 Pts

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2019
92
Combining bright grapefruit and orange peel with hints of vanilla bean in the nose, the wine is fresh, lifted, oily and long on the palate, with a generous serving of more of that orange peel and pomelo in the finish.

Combining bright grapefruit and orange peel with hints of vanilla bean in the nose, the wine is fresh, lifted, oily and long on the palate, with a generous serving of more of that orange peel and pomelo in the finish.

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2017
94
Fresh, sweet, honeyed, and floral, the wine serves up a nice blend of brown sugar, mangoes, orange peel, vanilla and caramel. Rich as well as peppy, so everything holds together and ages perfectly.

Fresh, sweet, honeyed, and floral, the wine serves up a nice blend of brown sugar, mangoes, orange peel, vanilla and caramel. Rich as well as peppy, so everything holds together and ages perfectly.

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Pineapple, mango, white peach and candied orange rind are blended together and topped with vanilla bean and honey to make this a confectionary extravagance. But like all the great sweet wines, it's the harmonizing acidity that's needed to bring freshness

Pineapple, mango, white peach and candied orange rind are blended together and topped with vanilla bean and honey to make this a confectionary extravagance. But like all the great sweet wines, it's the harmonizing acidity that's needed to bring freshness

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2016
94
Bright, candied citrus rind, pineapples, mango, and honey-topped, oranges with caramel, flowers, and ginger accents. This is one of those Sauternes that can be paired with spicy meals, or, buttery seafood as it balances its sweetness with vibrant acidities. Drink from 2024-2045.

Bright, candied citrus rind, pineapples, mango, and honey-topped, oranges with caramel, flowers, and ginger accents. This is one of those Sauternes that can be paired with spicy meals, or, buttery seafood as it balances its sweetness with vibrant acidities. Drink from 2024-2045.

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Fresh, ripe and overripe sweet pineapple, mango, apricot and white peach fruits are all wrapped up quite nicely with vanilla and honey coated nuts.

Fresh, ripe and overripe sweet pineapple, mango, apricot and white peach fruits are all wrapped up quite nicely with vanilla and honey coated nuts.

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Juicy pineapple, apricot, peach and vanilla blend to create the nose. Rich, lush and sweet, the wine finishes with overripe tropical fruits coated with honey.

Juicy pineapple, apricot, peach and vanilla blend to create the nose. Rich, lush and sweet, the wine finishes with overripe tropical fruits coated with honey.

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2015
96
Combine a cornucopia of tropical fruits with orange zest, a jar of honey, vanilla bean and just picked flowers, and you get the picture. Delicious, concentrated, lush and remarkably fresh, this is going to age for decades.

Combine a cornucopia of tropical fruits with orange zest, a jar of honey, vanilla bean and just picked flowers, and you get the picture. Delicious, concentrated, lush and remarkably fresh, this is going to age for decades.

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A stunner in 2015, this is incredibly packed with fat, juicy, ripe and over ripe honeyed apricots, vanilla custard, pineapple, honey and candied citrus. Great balance between concentration, sweetness and blazing acidity with the ability to age and evolve for decades! 94 - 96 Pts

A stunner in 2015, this is incredibly packed with fat, juicy, ripe and over ripe honeyed apricots, vanilla custard, pineapple, honey and candied citrus. Great balance between concentration, sweetness and blazing acidity with the ability to age and evolve for decades! 94 - 96 Pts

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2014
95
This is really rocking! The levels of acidity give this all the lift you need, so that the sweet, honey drenched, tropical fruit and vanilla can really shine.

This is really rocking! The levels of acidity give this all the lift you need, so that the sweet, honey drenched, tropical fruit and vanilla can really shine.

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2013
93
Rich, sweet honey coated tropical fruits, vanilla bean, nuts and flowers open the wine. The sweet and spicy element that comes on top of the fruit makes the naturally honeyed tropical fruits really come alive.

Rich, sweet honey coated tropical fruits, vanilla bean, nuts and flowers open the wine. The sweet and spicy element that comes on top of the fruit makes the naturally honeyed tropical fruits really come alive.

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Fat, juicy and packed with honeyed apricot, pineapple, vanilla bean and candied oranges, this lush treat is perfectly balanced by sweet honeyed fruit and refreshing acidity. 93-95 Pts

Fat, juicy and packed with honeyed apricot, pineapple, vanilla bean and candied oranges, this lush treat is perfectly balanced by sweet honeyed fruit and refreshing acidity. 93-95 Pts

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2011
93
Filled with spicy, candied orange, nuts, honey, pineapple, apricot and vanilla, the wine lacks a bit of the intensity found in the top wines of the vintage. Yet, it still delivers a tasty, sweet, tropical, orange, honeyed finish with good freshness.

Filled with spicy, candied orange, nuts, honey, pineapple, apricot and vanilla, the wine lacks a bit of the intensity found in the top wines of the vintage. Yet, it still delivers a tasty, sweet, tropical, orange, honeyed finish with good freshness.

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2010
95
A decade in the bottle has added a lot here. This fabulous sweet wine hit it right out of the bottle. Flowers, dried apricot, vanilla bean, roasted cashews, and honey-coated pineapple with candied pear notes are all over the nose and palate. The balance between sweet and acidity is right on target. This is a beauty! Drink from 2022-2050.

A decade in the bottle has added a lot here. This fabulous sweet wine hit it right out of the bottle. Flowers, dried apricot, vanilla bean, roasted cashews, and honey-coated pineapple with candied pear notes are all over the nose and palate. The balance between sweet and acidity is right on target. This is a beauty! Drink from 2022-2050.

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I know it's young, but I really enjoy the freshness and super sweetness found in young Sauternes. More on the orange, tangerine and apricot side of the style range, instead of tropical fruits, there is enough honeyed sweetness, acidity and vanilla notes, along with good concentration of flavor to keep you busy.

I know it's young, but I really enjoy the freshness and super sweetness found in young Sauternes. More on the orange, tangerine and apricot side of the style range, instead of tropical fruits, there is enough honeyed sweetness, acidity and vanilla notes, along with good concentration of flavor to keep you busy.

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2009
92
Honey coated apricot, pineapple,. peach and orange notes create the aromatics. Medium/full bodied, the wine ends with orange rind, apricot and sweet honeyed pineapple.

Honey coated apricot, pineapple,. peach and orange notes create the aromatics. Medium/full bodied, the wine ends with orange rind, apricot and sweet honeyed pineapple.

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2008
94
A decade of additional aging has created a sweet, beauty. Rich, lush, and a touch spicy, you also enjoy a wealth of candied orange rind, apricots, vanilla bean, roasted nuts, and overripe pineapples coated with honey in every sniff and sip. This is a rich style, but it comes along with ample acidity so the wine always feels lifted and never cloying. Drink from 2023-2040.

A decade of additional aging has created a sweet, beauty. Rich, lush, and a touch spicy, you also enjoy a wealth of candied orange rind, apricots, vanilla bean, roasted nuts, and overripe pineapples coated with honey in every sniff and sip. This is a rich style, but it comes along with ample acidity so the wine always feels lifted and never cloying. Drink from 2023-2040.

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Medium/full bodied, lacking the same level of depth and concentration found in 2007 or 2009. However, there is a lot to like about the wine with its vanilla, apricot, orange marmelade, honeysuckle and pineapple filled personality. Sweet, soft, luscious and forward, this is already delivering pleasure.

Medium/full bodied, lacking the same level of depth and concentration found in 2007 or 2009. However, there is a lot to like about the wine with its vanilla, apricot, orange marmelade, honeysuckle and pineapple filled personality. Sweet, soft, luscious and forward, this is already delivering pleasure.

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2007
92
A beautiful nose filled with flowers and spicy, honey coated orange, apricot, peach and pineapple gets you excited. This rich, concentrated wine ends with a long sensation of warm nuts, honey and sweet, ripe, tropical fruit.

A beautiful nose filled with flowers and spicy, honey coated orange, apricot, peach and pineapple gets you excited. This rich, concentrated wine ends with a long sensation of warm nuts, honey and sweet, ripe, tropical fruit.

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2006
91
On the orange side of the style range, with plenty of honeyed, tangerine, apricot, nectarine, pineapple and honeysuckle. Medium/full bodied, with freshness and lift, but lacking more of the yellow fruit I find in the best years.

On the orange side of the style range, with plenty of honeyed, tangerine, apricot, nectarine, pineapple and honeysuckle. Medium/full bodied, with freshness and lift, but lacking more of the yellow fruit I find in the best years.

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2005
93
Absolutely delicious with layers of sweet, ripe, pineapple, apricot, peach, peach and honey flavors. Rich, sweet, fleshy and fresh, drink it now, drink it in a decade. This is a great value for Sauternes.

Absolutely delicious with layers of sweet, ripe, pineapple, apricot, peach, peach and honey flavors. Rich, sweet, fleshy and fresh, drink it now, drink it in a decade. This is a great value for Sauternes.

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2003
92
Brimming with pineapple, apricot, vanilla, white peach and candied orange, all coated in honey, the wine is sweet, round, lush and offering a lot of charm today.

Brimming with pineapple, apricot, vanilla, white peach and candied orange, all coated in honey, the wine is sweet, round, lush and offering a lot of charm today.

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2002
91
Fully developed, medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, and focused on its core of dried apricots, marmalade, buttery orange rind spice, and butterscotch. While not deep, the wine remained fresh, vibrant, and aromatic, with a butterscotch and candied orange edge to the finish. Drink from 2022-2032.

Fully developed, medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, and focused on its core of dried apricots, marmalade, buttery orange rind spice, and butterscotch. While not deep, the wine remained fresh, vibrant, and aromatic, with a butterscotch and candied orange edge to the finish. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2001
93
Spicy, floral, orange rind, apricot, nectarine, honey and nut aromas pair perfectly with the rich, sweet, ripe sensations of honey coated, tropical fruit. Sweet, sexy, fresh and fun to drink now, this offers good value for 2001 Sauternes.

Spicy, floral, orange rind, apricot, nectarine, honey and nut aromas pair perfectly with the rich, sweet, ripe sensations of honey coated, tropical fruit. Sweet, sexy, fresh and fun to drink now, this offers good value for 2001 Sauternes.

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1990
89
At the end of its best days, or perhaps slightly past that point, the wine shows more caramel, butterscotch, orange and burn toffee notes than, sweet, yellow, honeyed fruit. On the bright orange side in the finish, if you are sitting on bottles, I'd drink them up, before more of the sweet fruit slowly fades away.

At the end of its best days, or perhaps slightly past that point, the wine shows more caramel, butterscotch, orange and burn toffee notes than, sweet, yellow, honeyed fruit. On the bright orange side in the finish, if you are sitting on bottles, I'd drink them up, before more of the sweet fruit slowly fades away.

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1983
91
Surprisingly strong, the concentrated, sweet, ripe and overripe, juicy pineapple, apricot, orange marmalade and assorted tropical fruits offer that majestic blend of acidity and honeyed, caramel sweetness.

Surprisingly strong, the concentrated, sweet, ripe and overripe, juicy pineapple, apricot, orange marmalade and assorted tropical fruits offer that majestic blend of acidity and honeyed, caramel sweetness.

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1959
93
With a beautiful, honey orange, colored hue. Apricot, spice, vanilla, caramel, pineapple and coconut aromatics. Sexy and suave. Good concentration with a richness in the finish.

With a beautiful, honey orange, colored hue. Apricot, spice, vanilla, caramel, pineapple and coconut aromatics. Sexy and suave. Good concentration with a richness in the finish.

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1937
93
Dark, molasses in color, this is all about the secondary notes of caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, creme brulee and honeyed, vanilla and orange peel. You definitely note the age, but in a good way as there is still some sweetness and honeyed fruits, along with acidity to keep this interesting.

Dark, molasses in color, this is all about the secondary notes of caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar, creme brulee and honeyed, vanilla and orange peel. You definitely note the age, but in a good way as there is still some sweetness and honeyed fruits, along with acidity to keep this interesting.

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