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Château Guiraud 1996

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    From a very early harvest seen since 1883, and a very pure botrytis, Guiraud 1996 is today a complex and fine wine. Amber color, the nose is sappy, spicy, on the apricot but also black tea and roasted notes of berries, vanilla, supported by very good acidity.
    Parker : 88 / 100
    J. Robinson : 16 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. I have to admit that I was expecting much more from this vintage that was drinking gloriously ten years ago. For sure, the 1996 has a more composed bouquet than the 1995 with marmalade, Clementine and touches of brown sugar and chlorine emerging from the almost Barsac-like aromatic profile. The palate has a waxy texture, touches of spice and marmalade that segue into a tense, bitter lemon and bitter orange finish. Comparing the 1996 with recent vintages, it just fall short in terms of the complexity and nuance, but it remains a pleasurable Sauternes, albeit one outshone by the succeeding vintage. Drink now-2020. Tasted April 2013.
    BordeauxSauternes
    Alcohol
    13.5

    Grape varieties
    Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    16

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Sauternes

    Color
    White

    Producer
    Château Guiraud

    Sweetness
    Liquoreux

    Classification
    1er cru classe

    Parker
    88

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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