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La Boisseraie EUR 47.50 750ml
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Château Guiraud Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1989

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 51+ g/l

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 Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Snooth User: emmanuel
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5.00 5
06/30/2008

not that bad. drinkable


Snooth User: chad1616
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4.00 5
05/09/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Château Guiraud Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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

The nose is a little one-dimensional with clean botrytized fruit: quince, a hint of apricot and lemon zest, but it needs more vigour and lift. The palate is viscous on the entry with marmalade and butterscotch, but it is slightly cloying towards the ... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Guiraud 750ml


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

The nose is a little one-dimensional with clean botrytized fruit: quince a hint of apricot and lemon zest but it needs more vigour and lift. The palate is viscous on the entry with marmalade and butterscotch but it is slightly cloying towards the finish. Not a bad Guiraud but it pales against recent vintages. Tasted May 2011. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


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

This full-bodied Sauternes stretches the limits of botrytis. Offers loads of beeswax almost moldy aromas yet it is fresh and zingy with plenty of honey spice toast and lemon flavors. Try in 1998. Wine Spectator.


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

Medium color. Cassis and a high-toned note of varnish on the nose. Sweet layered and deep but rather unforthcoming today due in part to fresh acidity. Finishes slightly fiery. This still needs several years of bottle aging. 88(+?) points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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

This full-bodied Sauternes stretches the limits of botrytis. Offers loads of beeswax, almost moldy aromas, yet it is fresh and zingy with plenty of honey, spice, toast and lemon flavors. Try in 1998. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Guiraud 750ml


External Review
07/16/2007

The 1989 is extremely disjointed. Although big and rich, it tastes like a glob of sugar, alcohol, and wood. This was a disappointing showing for the 1989. It should gain focus and return to the form predicted for it when it was in barrel. Last tasted 11/94



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