Le G de Guiraud 2019, 2016 and 2015.
We re-taste in a roll 2019, 2016 and 2015 G de Guiraud. The 2015 G de Guiraud remains ripe, soft, and fruity, where 2016 structured, always intense with minerality to the palate and nose. esnetnUndeniably 2019 is fresher with lots of citrus and grapefruit elements built around it. Textured(sur lees), with some fatness, its' wood tones give a sense of 'class'(expensive, you may surmise)and 'mystery'(which classification, you may wonder) regardless of the low price and absolute mystery.
A high-quality dry white from the famous Premier Grand Cru Classes Sauternes Chateau Guiraud, it is well represented by prestigious merchants worldwide. Consider the making, this white regardless of vintage are excellent buys from good, slow-ripe vintages. Production is small, like 2500 cases from a mere 15 ha. Vineyards. Soil type is composed of sandy gravel for 80% of the surface and clay gravel for the remainder, and with fine sands, pure stone crossed through with red clay and limestone marls, fossilised oyster bed and red and white clay as sub-soils.
Planting is dense, like over 6600 vines per ha and vine age is over 15 years old. Harvest is hand-picked by successive selections through the vines (1 to 2 samples) on ripe and healthy grapes. Fermentation in new oak barrels has been barreling used for the grand cru, and it lasts two weeks. Ageing takes place from 6 to 9 months in barrels, regularly stirring the lees, which comes the texture.
This 2019 white shall be versatile with foods. Classically, it works fine with salads, scallops and prawns from different cook styles. It may also work even well with satays, mild curries, sashimi, and basically all dishes with a citrusy touch and finish.
Scores in the level of 2015 and 2016: JS93 and 92 LF.