2015 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes Blend
Sauternes Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • WE 96
  • JL 96
  • WS 95
  • JS 94
  • JD 93
  • VN 93
  • DC 93

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Reg: $99.94

$89.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2016
(WA94-96 points) The 2015 Guiraud, tasted in two occasions, has a sumptuous bouquet with scents of wild honey, apricot and a faint smear of marmalade. The palate is fresh and tensile on the entry, brimming with energy... (WA94-96 points) The 2015 Guiraud, tasted in two occasions, has a sumptuous bouquet with scents of wild honey, apricot and a faint smear of marmalade. The palate is fresh and tensile on the entry, brimming with energy with impressive energy towards the blood orange and quince-tinged finish. This is a stylish, suave Guiraud that should age beautifully in bottle. - Neal Martin
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2016
(WE94-96 points) This wine is packed with dry botrytis flavor, but also a bright freshness. Together they give an obviously sweet wine good structure as well as ripeness. The tension between the fruit and the mineral... (WE94-96 points) This wine is packed with dry botrytis flavor, but also a bright freshness. Together they give an obviously sweet wine good structure as well as ripeness. The tension between the fruit and the mineral texture will allow this wine to age for many years.
JL 96
TheWineCellarInsider.com, August 2016
(JL94-96 points) A stunner in 2015, this is incredibly packed with fat, juicy, ripe and over ripe honeyed apricots, vanilla custard, pineapple, honey and candied citrus. Great balance between concentration, sweetness... (JL94-96 points) A stunner in 2015, this is incredibly packed with fat, juicy, ripe and over ripe honeyed apricots, vanilla custard, pineapple, honey and candied citrus. Great balance between concentration, sweetness and blazing acidity with the ability to age and evolve for decades!
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2018
Intense, with candied lemon peel, glazed yellow apple and honey notes streaming through, picking up mirabelle plum and papaya accents through the finish, which is carried by a buried racy streak. This has a good... Intense, with candied lemon peel, glazed yellow apple and honey notes streaming through, picking up mirabelle plum and papaya accents through the finish, which is carried by a buried racy streak. This has a good bright feel overall. Best from 2020 through 2040. — J.M.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, February 2018
No heavy caramel here; rather, a lot of candied citrus on the nose ranging from lemon right across to bitter orange. On the palate this is both creamy and fresh. The sweetness and alcohol are already beautifully... No heavy caramel here; rather, a lot of candied citrus on the nose ranging from lemon right across to bitter orange. On the palate this is both creamy and fresh. The sweetness and alcohol are already beautifully integrated. Drink or hold (and this has at least a couple of decades of ageing potential).
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, November 2017
One of the few Sauternes I was able to taste, the 2015 Château Guiraud is well worth spending money on. Boasting tons of tangerine, caramelized citrus, honeyed peach and white flowers, this full-bodied beauty has good... One of the few Sauternes I was able to taste, the 2015 Château Guiraud is well worth spending money on. Boasting tons of tangerine, caramelized citrus, honeyed peach and white flowers, this full-bodied beauty has good acidity, ample concentration, and a clean, balanced style on the palate that’s going to allow it to age gracefully.
VN 93
Vinous, July 2019
The 2015 Guiraud has a slightly more petrolly bouquet than its peers, quite rich and oily, though it needs more definition and precision to develop. The palate is fresh on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, very... The 2015 Guiraud has a slightly more petrolly bouquet than its peers, quite rich and oily, though it needs more definition and precision to develop. The palate is fresh on the entry with a fine bead of acidity, very focused and energetic with admirable tension toward the finish. There is wonderful purity here but it does need a few years in bottle. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. -- Neal Martin
DC 93
Decanter, December 2017
The relatively high level of Sauvignon Blanc is doing its bit to give precision and poise to the flavours here. Caramel runs through the mid-palate, lending richness and intensity, but it remains a restrained wine at all... The relatively high level of Sauvignon Blanc is doing its bit to give precision and poise to the flavours here. Caramel runs through the mid-palate, lending richness and intensity, but it remains a restrained wine at all times. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/cha-teau-guiraud-sauternes-1er-cru-classe-2015-18290#HG0sb3VEfvJGHcxH.99
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2015

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

Chateau 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.