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Château Guiraud Sauternes 2017

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This is tight and linear with dried-pineapple honey and powdered mushroom character. Medium to full body medium sweet and a light finish. Showing class for the vintage. James Suckling.

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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

Member Reviews for Château Guiraud Sauternes

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Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/06/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: djm4
7139826
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/26/2008

Delicious flavors of honey, apricot, and spice. Thick and velvety. Long aftertaste.


Snooth User: djm4
7139826
5.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/26/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: mariella598
1613427
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 03/26/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Guiraud Sauternes

External Review
Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

This is tight and linear with dried-pineapple honey and powdered mushroom character. Medium to full body medium sweet and a light finish. Showing class for the vintage. James Suckling.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted hazelnut. The long, spice-infused finish shows ample depth, echoing with an enticing tarte Tatin note. Best from 2016 through 2035.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Bright golden yellow. Brooding nose of lemon, quince, pineapple, minerals and saffron complicated by tangy botrytis. Rich and dense in the mouth, with racy acidity lifting and extending the mineral and ripe citrus flavors. Finishes rich, dense and very long, with lingering floral and ripe citrus nuances. This Guiraud is still very much an infant and is likely to develop more slowly than most other 2011s, but it’s destined to be a great wine for this estate.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

An intense wine that is rich, rounded, dense and solid. Along with its weighty, ripe fruit, there are suggestions of acidity. Layered with botrytis flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 08/09/2015

Tasted blind at the Sauternes 2011 horizontal tasting. After Yquem and Doisy-Védrines, the Château Guiraud 2011 seems a little muted on the nose, but that is not fair because it is well defined and very focused, gradually unfurling to reveal scents of honey, orange blossom and quince. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity. This is a more understated Sauternes, harmonious and nonchalant in style, but don’t be fooled because there is great tension, delineation and poise on the finish, the fruit seamlessly bound with the new oak. This appears to have gained elegance and complexity in bottle, ergo my higher score.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

This is developing some real power with glazed peach and pear fruit pushed by graham and honey notes. There s lots of viscosity on the finish but with good underlying acidity. -J.M. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 97 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED #8 of Wine Spectator 2008 Top 100Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it now. Best after 2014.


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