Chateau Guiraud 1990
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
In the past, I preferred the 1988 Guiraud, followed by the 1989, and lastly, the 1990. In recent tastings the 1990 has taken first prize with its showy display of power, highly extracted, smoky, buttery, pineapple and orange-scented fruit, lavish quantities of toasty new oak, and unctuously thick, massive flavors and texture. This huge wine avoids being overbearing because of its adequate acidity.
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Medium-gold color, with aromas of lemon tart, curd, piecrust and honey. Full-bodied, medium sweet, with bright acidity and a long, exciting finish. Balanced and refined.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.