Chateau Guiraud Petit Giraud 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Sauternes|
Ever since 2001, Château Guiraud has had its own conservatory of white grapevine varieties, the only one of its kind in the world. This invaluable reserve contains 135 original strains of semillion and of white sauvignon blanc. This action maintains the diversity of the vines and ensures the perenniality of the vineyard, which is a formidable asset; it guarantees the infinite complexity of our great wines, and is also of inestimable pedagogical value.
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.
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.