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  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

The annual production for the first growth is about 100.000 bottles. Some really bad years (1991 and 1993) No classified growth has been produced.The first growth is produced from a 85ha of Sauternes appellation vines.

Only Semillon (65%) and Sauvignon (35%) are planted at Guiraud with a pruning "à cots" or "in fan" for the Semillons and long branches for the Sauvignons. The density of plantation is 6660 vine per ha (Root stock Riparia 33 09, 101 14,161 49). The average age of the vines is 35-40 years. The average yield is 12hl/ha. The maximum yield allowed by the appellation is 25hl/ha.

Harvest is only done hand picking by successive waves through the vineyard (2 to 7 selections), picking only the botrytised berries. A minimum of potential alcohol (20°) must be reached before starting the harvest. The fermentation is made in new oak barrels over a period of three weeks to two months. Different batches are fermentated until they reach their own equilibrium which depends upon their selection. Chaptalisation, cryoextraction and any other techniques used to enrich the wine are absolutely prohibited. The aging in barrels lasts 24 months.

 

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Tasting note

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Medium and Flavorful

flavors

Creamy, Floral, Caramel, Citrus, Dried-fruit and Oily

Verdict

Sophisticated and Fine

Written Notes

Medium pale slightly brassy colour. Fresh sweet lemon curd, mandarin light marzipan aromas with herb, toasty oak notes. Sweet lemon, Satsuma flavours with touches of toasted almonds, and cashew, fine looseknit lacy textures, attractive mid palate viscosity and long fresh acidity. Well balanced wine with bitter lemon minerally notes at the finish. Very good potential. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 95 points                  

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Golden yellow colour. Closed character, opening up slowly, hints of tangerine peel, ripe apricots and tropical fruit. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate rich and concentrated with excellent sweetness, succulent fruit, fine acidity and excellent length. 95

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On the palate it is layered and has caramel, oily, citrus, creamy, dried-fruit, floral and white fruits flavours. The finish is medium long and flavorful. This wine is sophisticated and fine.
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Origin

Sauternes, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Guiraud 2016  ( Château Guiraud )

Medium pale slightly brassy colour. Fresh sweet lemon curd, mandarin light marzipan aromas with herb, toasty oak notes. Sweet lemon, Satsuma flavours with touches of toasted almonds, and cashew, fine looseknit lacy textures, attractive mid palate viscosity and long fresh acidity. Well balanced wine with bitter lemon minerally notes at the finish. Very good potential. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 95 points                  

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Guiraud 2016  ( Château Guiraud )

Golden yellow colour. Closed character, opening up slowly, hints of tangerine peel, ripe apricots and tropical fruit. Discreet spiciness in the background. On the palate rich and concentrated with excellent sweetness, succulent fruit, fine acidity and excellent length. 95

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