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Château Guiraud-Cheval-Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend Côtes de Bourg 2005

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

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.50 5
04/15/2009

decent. has the consistency of a burgundy pinot though. almost no tannins.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
06/23/2012

Beautiful gold in the glass. Candied apricot, honey and candied citrus peel on the nose. Richly flavored with sweet honey and candied apricot and peach. Rich and pretty. Feels decadent but possesses wonderful acid balance. 4/14/12


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
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3.50 5
07/30/2009

70-30 Semillion-Sauvignon. Pink grapefruit soft butter texture and fine nutty oak.


Snooth User: L5V2
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4.00 5
12/03/2008

Made of Merlot, Cab Sauv, Malbec and Cab Franc. It feels soft and velvety in the mouth. It's an easy drinking wine. Without the heavy tannins, you can pair it with light meats and even some fish dishes. Delicious!


Snooth User: chgorny
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2.50 5
10/24/2007

Two and a half glasses


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

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2005 Chateau Guiraud Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: SAUTERNES Semillon 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Bordeaux’s sweet wines shared the limelight in the region’s legendary 2005 vintage. many châteaus, like Guiraud, long under the direction of Xavier Planty, produced their best wine ever. During the harvest, grape pickers passed painstakingly through the estate’s 210 acres of 35-year-old Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, selecting only grapes affected by botrytis. By the harvest’s end, each acre yielded only enough grapes for 54 cases of wine, with about 20 percent of that set aside for the estate’s second label.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
10/08/2013

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2005 Guiraud has a slightly more reduced bouquet compared to the 2004, with dried honey, marmalade and just a hint of petrol emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry, crisp acidity, touches of beeswax and almond defining the harmonious waxy textured finish. This needs another two or three years in the cellar, but it should evolve into a delectable Sauternes. Drink 2016–2030. Tasted April 2013.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Chateau Guiraud - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: SAUTERNES - Semillon - 750 ml.


External Review
07/28/2010

Typical of the huge power of Guiraud, this is one of the richest Sauternes in 2005. The wine is rich and intense, the dry edge of botrytis just dominating the sweetness. Flavors of honey, almonds and peaches give the wine extra complexity Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Guiraud 375ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Bordeauxandrsquo;s sweet wines shared the limelight in the regionandrsquo;s legendary 2005 vintage. many chandacirc;teaus, like Guiraud, long under the direction of Xavier Planty, produced their best wine ever. During the harvest, grape pickers passed painstakingly through the estateandrsquo;s 210 acres of 35-year-old Sandeacute;millon and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, selecting only grapes affected by botrytis. By the harvestandrsquo;s end, each acre yielded only enough grapes for 54 cases of wine, with about 20 percent of that set aside for the estateandrsquo;s second label.


External Review
04/05/2009

Full golden-yellow. Orange oil, clove, ginger, mint and minerals on the perfumed, vibrant noise. Superrich but juicy and vibrant, with an exotic hint to the fresh apricot and peach flavors. This boasts an exhilarating sugar/acid balance and finishes ... Stephen Tanzer. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Guiraud 750ml


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