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Château Guiraud Sauternes Pre-Arrival 2015

Member Review by Wine Spectator Lists:

This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut ... Best from 2015 through 2040. -JM

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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 Pre-Arrival

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Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut ... Best from 2015 through 2040. -JM


Snooth User: aronowm2
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 10/24/2007

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: akops41
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 02/21/2008

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Château Guiraud Sauternes Pre-Arrival

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Vintage: 2011 05/11/2012

Ripe and unctuous, but with a deliciously racy orange streak running through the core of creamed pear, fig and green plum flavors. Supercreamy on the finish and very long, with honeysuckle and almond notes echoing on and on. A stunner in the making.-... Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Guiraud 1500ml


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Vintage: 2010 03/01/2013

This is developing some real power, with glazed peach and pear fruit pushed by graham and honey notes. Theres lots of viscosity on the finish, but with good underlying acidity. -J.M. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Guiraud 3000ml


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Vintage: 2010 05/25/2011

The name of Château Guiraud, 1st growth in the 1855 classification, dates back to 1766, when Bordeaux wine merchant Pierre Guiraud purchased the "the Noble House of Bayle". Château Guiraud, covering over a hundred hectares of vineyards, is renowned for its natural approach to noble rot (excluding chemical herbicides and insecticides, setting of insect houses, 5 km of bushes plantation, genetic diversity, conservatory vine, natural water treatment, organic farming ) and for the finesse of its sweet wines.


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Vintage: 2010 11/28/2011

65% semillon, 35% sauvignon blanc. 100% new oak. Planted to gravel with clay. Tasted twice with slight variation. One sample was a bit more exuberant and expressive while the second was a bit more closed and tight. Both showed the same great tension ... Geoffrey Binder. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Guiraud 3000ml


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Vintage: 2009 05/04/2010

A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Guiraud 375ml


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Tense but the bottle I tasted was pretty cold so I had to coax it. Burnt notes underneath some floral quality. Really interesting! Chewy finish. A wine with so much character. Long. 18/20 Jancis Robinson.


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Vintage: 2009 11/15/2013

Bright golden yellow. Captivating spicy aromas of peach nectar, honey, ginger and menthol. Quite suave on entry, then rich and chewy in the middle, with lovely cut to its honeyed peach, melon, ripe citrus and lemongrass flavors. Thanks to lively acidity this wine conveys an impression of impeccable balance, and the high sauvignon content contributes to a fresher, lighter mouth feel. Finishes extremely long and pure, with vibrant lingering notes of gingery oak and clean botrytis. Extremely easy to drink.


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