Château Guiraud 2017 - A.O.C Sauternes
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94.0 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts
Organic Wine
Experts Global ScoreBased on 6 reviews
94.0
37,50€
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Experts Reviews

94/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
94-96/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
93/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
95/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
95/
Score de vinous
Vinous
93-95/
Score de Jeb Dunnuck
Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Guiraud opens with subtle notions of crushed rocks, wild fungi and fragrant earth leading to a profound core of orange marmalade, crystalized lemon peel, dried pineapple and paraffin wax. The rich, opulent, wonderfully exotic palate delivers soft acidity and loads of spicy sparks, finishing with great length and depth.
94
points on 100
Ripe, botrytized fruit currently dominates this wine with its rich concentration. It is a full and liquorous wine that will age for many years. Drink from 2025.
94-96
points on 100
Mango, peach melba, gingerbread and hazelnut notes are laced with a racy streak of orange peel, giving this unctuous, forward Sauternes good energy through the finish. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2035. 3,750 cases made.
93
points on 100
This is very fruity and layered with botrytis spice and dried-apricot and pear flavors. Full body. Very sweet with tangy acidity. There an almost sweet-and-sour undertone to this. From organically grown grapes.
95
points on 100
The 2017 Guiraud is brimming with pineapple, passion fruit, spice and vanillin. Rich, structured and racy, it shows tremendous character as well as personality. Readers should expect a bold, extroverted Sauternes. I loved it.
95
points on 100

Description

"The Noble House of Bayle", first name of Château Guiraud was the possession of the family of Saint Poly Mons. On February 22, 1766 Pierre Guiraud, a Protestant merchant from Bordeaux, bought it for the sum of 53,000 livres.  When he died in 1799 he left the estate to his son Louis. This will make Bayle a large area and especially a great vintage, the rising of the devaluation where he had fallen since 1793.

In 1837, the estate he bequeaths to his son Pierre-Aman worth 250,000 francs. It is with this last succession that Bayle leaves the Guiraud family even though its value had tripled in less than forty years.  In 80 years and three generations Guiraud has become a prestigious grand cru consecrated in 1855 as 1er Cru during the imperial classification.

On July 20, 2006, Guiraud was taken over by four personalities, an industrialist, Robert Peugeot, and three winemakers, Olivier Bernard, Stephan Von Neipperg and Xavier Planty.  The meeting of these four characters during a dinner in Paris is the founding event of the new team. The sharing of passion for wines, gastronomy, nature, hunting, all this lifestyle allowed them to agree very quickly on the ethics of quality and the philosophy of the vintage.  Guiraud is in good hands and for a long time.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Guiraud
  • Type of wine
    First Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Bordeaux
  • Superficy
    85 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    40 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    35% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2020 and 2047
  • Wine apogee
    2033
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    11.5-13°

The vineyard

This Sweet White wine (Classified Growth) from Sauternes is made with a vineyard that has an area of 85 hectares by Château Guiraud. The average age of the vines is 40 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 22 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 35% of new barrels.

Sauternes

The Sauternes and Barsac appellations are located less than forty kilometers south of Bordeaux.The vineyard extends over the municipalities of Preignac, Bommes, Sauternes, Fargues and Barsac. This territory benefits from privileged natural provisions. The viticulture of Sauternes and Barsac was recognized very early in History for its originality and the quality of its results.At least since the 18th century, many scientists, experts and enlightened amateurs have described the viticulture of Sauternes: the conditions of production as the quality and the diversity of the wines which one could find on this territory.
The Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (A.O.C.) Sauternes and Barsac were among the first recorded in France (1936).