2006 Guiraud Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 375ML

  • WE 95
  • WS 93
  • NM 93
  • WA 91

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2009
Sweet rich orange marmalade flavors maybe not as imposingly powerful as Guiraud can be but still with a great inner tension between sweetness and dry botrytis precede a delicious addition of lemon zest and a final burst... Sweet rich orange marmalade flavors maybe not as imposingly powerful as Guiraud can be but still with a great inner tension between sweetness and dry botrytis precede a delicious addition of lemon zest and a final burst of sweetness balanced with acidity.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2009
Subtle but with complex aromas of honey spices apple pie and lemon candy. Full-bodied and medium sweet with intense botrytis and lemon peel character and bright acidity. Powerful and long. Best after 2012. â_"JS
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
This has a lovely well-defined bouquet with honey lemon curd quince and a touch of white flowers. Very good lift and expression. The palate is medium-bodied spicy entry good level of botrytis will real depth. Marmalade... This has a lovely well-defined bouquet with honey lemon curd quince and a touch of white flowers. Very good lift and expression. The palate is medium-bodied spicy entry good level of botrytis will real depth. Marmalade quince and spice viscous botrytis-rich finish. This should age beautifully.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 2006 has a floral bouquet with a peppermint-like freshness and vitality – so much that you might think it originates from the New World (not meant... Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 2006 has a floral bouquet with a peppermint-like freshness and vitality – so much that you might think it originates from the New World (not meant pejoratively). The palate is viscous and very well-balanced on the entry with prudently judged acidity cutting through intense mango, marmalade and apricot flavours. There is a superb sense of weight and presence to this Sauternes that should be considered a great success. Drink 2015-2028+ - Neal Martin
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2006

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.