2004 Guiraud Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • WE 94
  • WS 92

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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ETA: Pending

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, February 2009
For a 2004, this is big and rich, but that is to be expected from Guiraud. The fruit is magnificently ripe, with flavors of peach and tangerine syrup along with the core of botrytis and dark honey. The aftertaste is... For a 2004, this is big and rich, but that is to be expected from Guiraud. The fruit is magnificently ripe, with flavors of peach and tangerine syrup along with the core of botrytis and dark honey. The aftertaste is exotically spicy.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, August 2007
Spicy, with dried apricot and lemon character. Full, yet tight and long. Medium sweet, with a spicy finish. An impressive racy style. Best after 2009. –JS
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, March 2018
Deep gold with hints of orange. The nose is a fantastic mix of bruleed orange peel and floral honey along with touches of cedar and mint. The palate impresses with ripe orchard fruit – mostly apricot and peach - and has... Deep gold with hints of orange. The nose is a fantastic mix of bruleed orange peel and floral honey along with touches of cedar and mint. The palate impresses with ripe orchard fruit – mostly apricot and peach - and has a gorgeous mouthfeel. Silky and indulgent without being cloying, this is a mature Guiraud that shows off pure, balanced fruit. A fine line of acidity keeps the richness in check and guides the wine towards a spicy finish marked by elements of cinnamon and clove. Drink now through 2025+
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2004

Label

Guiraud’s enchanting bouquet of white flowers, acacia, hawthorn blossom, lily, and tuberose are complemented by overtones of forest floor, spice, freshly-ground white pepper, tea, and saffron. Guiraud is deliciously bodied, rich, and velvety on the palate. The fruity flavors are combined with an inimitable botrytis note and candied fruit character.

Winery

Guiraud

Chateau Guiraud is in the Sauternes appellation of Bordeaux. Originally known as the "Noble House of Bayle", it got its present name from Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux merchant who bought the property in 1766. In 1855, it was classified a Premier Grand Cru de Sauternes.

Chateau Guiraud extends over 128 hectares. 85 hectares are planted with Semillon (65%) and Sauvignon Blanc (35%) on a mixture of sandy gravel, clay, marl and limestone soil. The average age of the vines is 35-40 years. Harvest is done by hand in successive waves through the vineyard, picking only Botrytised berries. A minimum potential alcohol must be reached before the grapes are fermented in new oak barrels over three weeks to two months. The wine is then aged in barrels for at least 24 months before bottling.

Chateau Guiraud also produces a second wine, Petit Guiraud, a livelier and fresher version made from young vines, and a dry white wine made of ripe but not non-Botrytis grapes called G de Chateau Guiraud.