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Château Guiraud-Cheval-Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Bourg 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

A truly great one. A beautiful year which strengthens us in our strategy about botrytis. Beginning of the harvest on the 11th of September, and on the 2nd of October, 90% of the harvest was done, with a plentiful and wonderful second trie, it is at the heart of this grand cru. I love this wine ! A full bodied wine, very typical, with almond aromas, white flowers, orange, pear and zest of citrus. The spices of botrytis appears through green tea and pepper notes. A beautiful balance acidity/ fat, and length in mouth. It will lastmore than the reputation on the vintage.

Château Guiraud:
" La Maison Noble du Bayle ", first name of Château Guiraud was owned by de Mons de Saint Poly family. On February 1766, the 22nd Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux protestant merchant, buys it for 53.000 livres. When he dies in 1799, he hands it down to his son Louis who will make a great estate out of Bayle, and above all a great growth, saving it from the devaluation where it has been since 1793.... Read more
" La Maison Noble du Bayle ", first name of Château Guiraud was owned by de Mons de Saint Poly family. On February 1766, the 22nd Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux protestant merchant, buys it for 53.000 livres. When he dies in 1799, he hands it down to his son Louis who will make a great estate out of Bayle, and above all a great growth, saving it from the devaluation where it has been since 1793. In 1837, the estate he bequeaths to his son Louis Aman is worth 250.000 francs. With this last succession, Bayle leaves Guiraud family while its value has been multiplied by three in less than 40 years. Within 80 years and three generations, Guiraud had become a prestigious growth, recognized in 1855 as a first growth by the imperial classification. July 20th 2006, Château Guiraud was purchased by four personalities: an industrial, Robert Peugeot and three wine makers, Olivier Bernard, Stephan Von Neipperg and Xavier Planty. The meeting of these four men during a dinner in Paris was the founding event of the new team. A shared passion for wines, gastronomy, nature, hunting... this « art de vivre » made them agree very quickly on the quality and the philosophy of he growth. Guiraud is thus in good hands for some time to come. Read less

External Reviews for Château Guiraud-Cheval-Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Bourg

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Nice and spicy on the nose with plenty of apple tart and vanilla character. Medium- to full-bodied with lots of sweet-and-sour character. Medium finish medium sweet. Best after 2007. 8 000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Full medium yellow. Pineapple and sexy barrel notes on the nose. Big rich dense and powerful with penetratingflavors of pineapple and ripe yellow peach. Shows a hint of sauvignon pungency without going at all herbaceous. Firmly built and long. An impressively fat and young 2002 that should age well. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2002 Guiraud is more reticent on the nose than the 2001 with aromas of peach skin lime pith and wax resin though the definition is very fine. The palate is fresh and vital on the entry with crisp acidity plenty of fresh mango and quince flavours. It does not possess the harmony of the 2001 but the finish exudes clarity and precision that dares outshine the previous vintage. Excellent. Drink 2015-2030+ Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin Ro


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Nice and spicy on the nose, with plenty of apple tart and vanilla character. Medium- to full-bodied, with lots of sweet-and-sour character. Medium finish, medium sweet. Best after 2007. 8,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Guiraud 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Full medium yellow. Pineapple and sexy barrel notes on the nose. Big, rich, dense and powerful, with penetratingflavors of pineapple and ripe yellow peach. Shows a hint of sauvignon pungency without going at all herbaceous. Firmly built and long. An ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2002 Guiraud 750ml



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A truly great one. A beautiful year which strengthens us in our strategy about botrytis. Beginning of the harvest on the 11th of September, and on the 2nd of October, 90% of the harvest was done, with a plentiful and wonderful second trie, it is at the heart of this grand cru. I love this wine ! A full bodied wine, very typical, with almond aromas, white flowers, orange, pear and zest of citrus. The spices of botrytis appears through green tea and pepper notes. A beautiful balance acidity/ fat, and length in mouth. It will lastmore than the reputation on the vintage.

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