2009 Guiraud Petit
Sauternes Blend - 750ML

  • WS 91

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Reg: $32.94

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7 in stock

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WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This has a nice broad feel to its coconut fig and creamed pear notes. The long finish sports mouthcoating tropical papaya and guava flavors with a toasted hazelnut hint waiting to break out. Quite rich but still forward... This has a nice broad feel to its coconut fig and creamed pear notes. The long finish sports mouthcoating tropical papaya and guava flavors with a toasted hazelnut hint waiting to break out. Quite rich but still forward and approachable now. Drink now through 2020. -JM
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2009

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.