Château Guiraud Sauternes 1996 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Château Guiraud Sauternes 1996 750ml
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Château Guiraud Sauternes 1996

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1996 Guiraud is a complex and powerful wine, built for long years. Deep yellow tinge with glittering bronze reflects. A spicy nose, of crystallized apricot, honeysuckle, peach, fresh pineapple followed by crystallized lemon but also balck tea and roasted berries, vanilla notes. A very rich texture, always backed up by a really good acidity. The wine is never to heavy but on the opposite, offers the freshness of great botrytis.
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One of the stars of the vintage for Sauternes, the 1996 Guiraud offers a sumptuous nose of tangerine fruit intermixed with caramel and buttered corn. The wine displays a deep golden color, and striking flavors of Chinese black tea, marmalade, honey, and citrus. The powerful yet elegant flavors remain in the mouth for a significant period of time. While this wine is traditionally a blend of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon, Xavier Plantey, the estate's manager, told me that there is nearly 45% Sauvignon Blanc in the final blend of the 1996. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025.

Robert Parker, April 1999

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