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Château Guiraud Sauternes Pre-Arrival 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Fine and with lovely elegance, the 2009 Ch.Guiraud is a beautifully harmonious<br/>wine. Intense, ripe pineapple mingles with lemon and lime marmalade notes of<br/>botrytis whilst a seam of wet-stone minerality adds freshness. This, in<br/>conjunction with the crisp acidity, makes this a very sophisticated Sauternes.

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 Sauternes Pre-Arrival

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2009 Chateau Guiraud Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: SAUTERNES Semillon 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


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

65% semillon and 35% sauvignon blanc. Spiced oak and caramel notes overlay the dense orange citrus core that ranges from freshly picked oranges to Grand Marnier liqueur. The well-integrated oak continues to add complexity to the fruit core on the palate with notes of vanilla spice and buttered cookie. Dense creamy and rich; overall a big powerful Sauternes characteristic of the vintage. Long long aging potential. Devon Magee.


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

This is a bird of a different feather with an exotic vibrant aroma of toasted coconut followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig papaya Cavaillon melon and honey. There s stunning richness and mouthfeel with the power to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Very impressive. Best from 2015 through 2040. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

This has a nice broad feel to its coconut fig and creamed pear notes. The long finish sports mouthcoating tropical papaya and guava flavors with a toasted hazelnut hint waiting to break out. Quite rich but still forward and approachable now. Drink now through 2020. -JM Wine Spectator.



Fine and with lovely elegance, the 2009 Ch.Guiraud is a beautifully harmonious<br/>wine. Intense, ripe pineapple mingles with lemon and lime marmalade notes of<br/>botrytis whilst a seam of wet-stone minerality adds freshness. This, in<br/>conjunction with the crisp acidity, makes this a very sophisticated Sauternes.

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