This thick-as-honey botrytis bomb is proof that two decades of improvements have paid off at Guiraud. One of the region’s largest estates, with more than 210 acres of vines, Guiraud produces intense wines despite a higher percentage of Sauvignon Blanc (about a third) than many of its neighbors. Four investors, including longtime managing director Xavier Planty and auto scion Robert Peugeot, bought the estate for $25 million in 2006, putting Planty firmly in charge of maintaining the quality he’s built. 8,000 cases made.
Wine Spectator 95 pt