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Château Guiraud White 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

Nose offers a lot of distinction, with crystallized fruits aromas, honey, smokey, of a great complexity of citrus aromas. The wine is fat, broad, mellow with a great acidity. Just bottled, it is beginning a long career.

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 White

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

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 1998 Guiraud does not possess the vigor of the 1997 but it has an attractive nose of melted candle wax brown sugar and marmalade that blossoms in the glass. The palate is clean and pure on the entry with crisp acidity. It is a more feminine lithe Sauternes compared to the 1997 with a pretty peach and dried apricot finish interlaced with spice. Fine. Drink now-2020. Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



Nose offers a lot of distinction, with crystallized fruits aromas, honey, smokey, of a great complexity of citrus aromas. The wine is fat, broad, mellow with a great acidity. Just bottled, it is beginning a long career.

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