2007 Guiraud Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 375ML

  • WE 96
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92
  • WS 91

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2010
A gold-colored wine. The palate has intense freshness as well as ripe apricot and orange zest flavors. The acidity cuts through the intense richness leaving a wine that needs time to fully integrate and then many more... A gold-colored wine. The palate has intense freshness as well as ripe apricot and orange zest flavors. The acidity cuts through the intense richness leaving a wine that needs time to fully integrate and then many more years to mature.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The Guiraud 2007 has a typically unabashed exuberant bouquet with tangerine pear white peach and honeysuckle. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely viscous entry very good weight of fruit and a lot of botrytis; smooth... The Guiraud 2007 has a typically unabashed exuberant bouquet with tangerine pear white peach and honeysuckle. The palate is medium-bodied with a lovely viscous entry very good weight of fruit and a lot of botrytis; smooth and very harmonious towards the finish that would benefit from a little more clarity and dare I say "personality". Still a very fine Sauternes. Drink 2012-2035.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2010
Full medium gold. Fascinating nose combines pink grapefruit orange oil fresh apricot fresh herbs cinnamon and mace: all pits and peels and oils. Smooth concentrated and rich in botrytis with well-focused citrus and stone... Full medium gold. Fascinating nose combines pink grapefruit orange oil fresh apricot fresh herbs cinnamon and mace: all pits and peels and oils. Smooth concentrated and rich in botrytis with well-focused citrus and stone fruit flavors complicated by smoke flint figs and dates. Finishes very long and spicy firm-edged with citric flavors but not at all harsh. With three days in the recorked bottle this turned thicker and more honeyed and showed higher-toned notes of orange marmalade complicated by vanilla and toast all without loss of freshness. A very distinctive wine that really needs time to come into focus and should be long-lived. 92 points
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2010
Shows dried orange and apricot with a lime and honey undertone. Full-bodied with medium sweetness a fruity aftertaste of dried lemon and a medium spicy finish. A balanced and refined Guiraud. Best after 2011. -JS
JJB 94
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2008
Cloudy golden color with great viscosity. This is a real beauty as well. Nice aromas of peach ripe golden apple marshmallow and honey. The mid-palate is fat and rich with an almost oily character. Has some spice towards... Cloudy golden color with great viscosity. This is a real beauty as well. Nice aromas of peach ripe golden apple marshmallow and honey. The mid-palate is fat and rich with an almost oily character. Has some spice towards the end as well (clove mostly) This 2007 Sauternes has a lot going on and is certainly one of the stars this vintage has to offer.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2007

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.