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Château Guiraud 1996

Château Guiraud’s 1996 Sauternes has aromatics reminding of peach, apricot and some orange rind.  The palate has high acid, and flavours of lemon, orange rind and not a lot of botrytis.  The length is between medium and long.  Overall, a good Sauternes due to the length and complexity of flavours, but not a great one.  The balance was just slightly out with the high acidity arguably overpowering the fruit.

Rating: Good
Abv: 13.5%
Price: $70+ (half bottle)
Vendors and Website: http://chateauguiraud.fr/en/
Tasted: 2013

Sean Mitchell

By Sean Mitchell

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