2017 Chateau Guiraud Le G de Chateau Guiraud
Sauternes Blend - 750ML
  • JS 92
  • DC 92
  • WS 90

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Reg: $19.94

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JS 92
jamessuckling.com, April 2018
(JS 91-92 points) Pretty deepness and ripeness to this with honeydew, dried-melon and lemon character. Medium body. Bright finish.
DC 92
Decanter, May 2019
Restrained nose; just a hint of guava and mango. Full and rich palate with bright acidity to balance fleshy stone fruit. Creamy toffee notes combine with a refreshing hint of reduction. Drinking well now. Organic. Read... expand Restrained nose; just a hint of guava and mango. Full and rich palate with bright acidity to balance fleshy stone fruit. Creamy toffee notes combine with a refreshing hint of reduction. Drinking well now. Organic. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/cha-teau-guiraud-le-g-de-chateau-guiraud-bordeaux-blanc-30738#vk4ScGPTJ5RVoWOd.99 collapse
WS 90
Wine Spectator, February 2019
Plump and friendly, with tangerine, peach and nectarine notes forming the core. The rounded finish has a flattering hint, along with a thread of quinine that keeps this honest. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now... expand Plump and friendly, with tangerine, peach and nectarine notes forming the core. The rounded finish has a flattering hint, along with a thread of quinine that keeps this honest. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2020. — JM collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Dessert
Varietal Sauternes Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Sauternes
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.