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Château Guiraud Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2008

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Only a couple of sweet wines really stood out from our tastings in 2008 and Ch.Guiraud was one of them. Lovely, orange botrytis notes abound on a silky,mouthcoating, honeyed palate. Lighter in style than some Sauternes powerhouses,this has a delicate, fresh apricot fruit style which adds delightful finesseand charm. It is however the delightfully refreshing acidity that really madeit shine. Quite delicious, this promises enjoyment over many years to come.

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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External Reviews for Château Guiraud Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/24/2009

This shows wonderful spicy botrytis, tarte Tatin and dried pineapple aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with lots of spicy and sweet character. Long and flavorful. Very fine and beautiful. Wine Spectator. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Guiraud 750ml



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Only a couple of sweet wines really stood out from our tastings in 2008 and Ch.Guiraud was one of them. Lovely, orange botrytis notes abound on a silky,mouthcoating, honeyed palate. Lighter in style than some Sauternes powerhouses,this has a delicate, fresh apricot fruit style which adds delightful finesseand charm. It is however the delightfully refreshing acidity that really madeit shine. Quite delicious, this promises enjoyment over many years to come.

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