James Suckling rating: 96.
The Wine Advocate rating: 96. #5 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012 wine's enchanting bouquet of white flowers, acacia, hawthorn bloss...om, lily, and tuberose are complemented by overtones of forest floor, spice, frehly-ground white pepper, tea, and saffron. Noble rot has worked its magi, and bouquet slowly and tantalizingly reveals its full subtlety. Guiraud is deliciously bodied, rich, and velvety on palate. fruity flavors are combined with an inimitable botrytis and candied fruit character. read more
Petit Guiraud is a modern Sauternes made by Xavier Planty, a co-owner and Chateau Guiraud's oenologist since 1982. It is made part...ly from batches that have been fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and partly from batches fermented in new French oak barrels, which provide and restore freshness and minerality to wine. This perfect balance, which results in an extremely refined sweetness, is given extra freshness by a high proportion of Sauvignon. Wine Spectator rating: 90. read more