Chateau Guiraud 1998
€ 67,76 (incl. Vat)
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 1998 Guiraud does not possess the vigor of the 1997, but it has an attractive nose of melted candle wax, brown sugar and marmalade that blossoms in the glass. The palate is clean and pure on the entry with crisp acidity. It is a more feminine, lithe Sauternes compared to the 1997 with a pretty peach and dried apricot finish interlaced with spice.
Dried apricot, salty nut and honey follow through to a full body, with pretty fruit and a creamy, light vanilla and dried lemon aftertaste.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.