Guiraud (Half Bottle 37.5cl)
Sales price HK$309
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 1990 has a typical oleaginous bouquet of brown sugar, lanolin, quince and dried orange peel that opens nicely during aeration. The palate is full-bodied with good botrytis levels, and suggestive scents of dried mango, spice, brown sugar and quince. There is good volume here and it puts the 1989 in the shade, though I personally prefer the precision and exuberance of the Guiraud 1988. Still, this is a very decent Guiraud that should be consumed over the next five years.