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Thursday, January 16, 2014

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.  Good

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $70+ (half bottle)
Vendors: Check http://www.wine-searcher.com/
Website: http://chateauguiraud.fr/en/
Region: Sauternes



Tasted: 2013
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