2023 Guiraud (Sauternes)

65% Semillon/35% Sauvignon Blanc
Origin
Barsac & Sauternes, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
sweet
Dominant Grape
Semillon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
37.5cl
Case Quantity
12
Alcohol
13.5%
Wine Score
96 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, April 2024
95-97 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2024
92-94 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2024
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    *Estimated date for Stock on Order: 01 June 2026

Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Vivid gold in colour, laced with white peach juice, grilled pear, stone fruits, lime juice, opulent but with sculpted lift and zest, this extends outwards and upwards through the palate, capturing the pleasure of 2023 sweet wines in Bordeaux. Has spice and character, gorgeously expressive even now, and will age with ease. Sandrine Garbay, long time winemaker of Yquem, is director at this 128ha estate, that has been farmed organically since 2011. Harvest began on September 27 and continued through to October 13. 96 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2023 Giraud is a statuesque, ravishing beauty. White flowers, passion fruit, mint, orange blossom and apricot are some of the many notes that soar out of the glass. Complex, deep and wonderfully dynamic, Giraud is a positively stellar wine in this great Sauternes vintage. I loved it. 95-97 points

Neal Martin

The 2023 Guiraud, now made by former Yquem winemaker Sandrine Garbay, has a rather reticent nose at first, opening with orange pith and pear aromas. It just needs a bit more intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with a tangy opening. It’s a little spicier than its peers—marmalade and stem ginger, with more peachiness toward the finish. It feels harmonious and poised, but I would wait until the aromatics open, so give it four to five years after bottling. 92-94 points

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