The 2015 edition- Acte 7- is certainly a big advance forward from infancy, almost a coming of age. The quality of the vintage on the right bank, carefully marshalled by the Guinaudeaus has ensured a wine that truly showcases the potential of the Fronsac terroir.
Blended of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc, the medium garnet-purple colored 2015 Guinaudeau G Acte 7 opens with gorgeous plum preserves, spice cake and oolong tea notes with hints of kirsch, blueberry preserves and Sichuan pepper plus a waft of potpourri. The palate is medium to full-bodied and very firm, with wonderfully fine-grained tannins and impactful freshness and tension, finishing long. This needs time! [93 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown – April 2018, robertparker.com]