2009 Guiraud Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • WE 94
  • JR 93

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Reg: $64.94

$49.94

This product is
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WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is a bird of a different feather with an exotic vibrant aroma of toasted coconut followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig papaya Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness... This is a bird of a different feather with an exotic vibrant aroma of toasted coconut followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig papaya Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel with the power to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Very impressive. Best from 2015 through 2040.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2009 Guiraud has a complex, precocious bouquet with honeysuckle and jasmine notes, hints of dried honey and white peach. It is tightly wound but very precise. The... Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2009 Guiraud has a complex, precocious bouquet with honeysuckle and jasmine notes, hints of dried honey and white peach. It is tightly wound but very precise. The palate is pure and tense in the mouth – great precision here once again with superbly integrated oak and a lovely, seductive, very viscous botrytis-laden finish. In many ways the 2009 represents the wine that every vintage since 1983 would love to be. Drink 2018-2040+ Tasted April 2013. - Neal Martin
JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2013
Gorgeous aromas of dried apricots, apple pie crust and pineapple. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness. Dense and layered. Beautiful now but will improve with age. Drink or hold.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2013
This is a smoky, rich wine that shows evident wood aging. This feature adds weight, though the sweetness is currently muted. It is a wine with potential intensity; the fruit and acidity will emerge in several years.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2013
18/20 Intense, rich and seductive. Lovely concentration, with spice on the finish. Barley-sugar flavour dominates the middle, dense and generous and still harmonious. Just enough freshness for this concentration. Broad... 18/20 Intense, rich and seductive. Lovely concentration, with spice on the finish. Barley-sugar flavour dominates the middle, dense and generous and still harmonious. Just enough freshness for this concentration. Broad and long. (JH)
JJB 95
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, January 2012
65% semillon and 35% sauvignon blanc. Spiced oak and caramel notes overlay the dense orange citrus core that ranges from freshly picked oranges to Grand Marnier liqueur. The well-integrated oak continues to add complexity... 65% semillon and 35% sauvignon blanc. Spiced oak and caramel notes overlay the dense orange citrus core that ranges from freshly picked oranges to Grand Marnier liqueur. The well-integrated oak continues to add complexity to the fruit core on the palate with notes of vanilla spice and buttered cookie. Dense creamy and rich; overall a big powerful Sauternes characteristic of the vintage. Long long aging potential.
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2009

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.