Petit Guiraud Sauternes 2016
Petit Guiraud Sauternes is Guiraud's second, less expensive, wine that's made for earlier consumption. Winemaker since 1982, Xavier Planty, puts the same dedication into his Petit wine as the Premier Grand Cru. 2016 is a blend of organic old-vine Semillon (65%) and Sauvignon Blanc (35%) fermented in steel and oak.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Guiraud has a pale lemon color and opens with musk perfume, paraffin, cedar and spice box notes with a core of lemon tart, honey-drizzled white peaches and kumquat plus a waft of quince paste. The palate has beautiful vibrancy and loads of lively tropical and spicy layers, finishing very long.