Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2005 Guiraud has a slightly more reduced bouquet compared to the 2004, with dried honey, marmalade and just a hint of petrol emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry, crisp acidity, touches of beeswax and almond defining the harmonious waxy textured finish. This needs another two or three years in the cellar, but it should evolve into a delectable Sauternes. Drink 2016 -2030. Tasted April 2013.
Score: 93, Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate (207), June 2013
Thick and spicy, with loads of dried pineapple, lemon and honey character. Full-bodied, very sweet and long. This is layered and beautiful.
Score: 95/100, James Suckling,
WineSpectator.com, March 2006