Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.2781 ratings
9.2155 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

I love it old, but MAN, does impatience have its rewards!

I love it old, but MAN, does impatience have its rewards!

Jul 21st, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Creamy and concentrated, notes of pineapple, apricot marmalade, honey and spices

Creamy and concentrated, notes of pineapple, apricot marmalade, honey and spices

Jun 30th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Creamy and rich notes of candied apricot, honeysuckle and dried mango

Creamy and rich notes of candied apricot, honeysuckle and dried mango

May 12th, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.3

Making Sauternes is just crazy difficult I give the extra-credit for the effort. Certainly not at Ch. d’Yquem levels of concentration but still loaded with tangerine, crême brûlée, mango, and savory herb. A great choice if you don’t want to spend for kings.

Making Sauternes is just crazy difficult I give the extra-credit for the effort. Certainly not at Ch. d’Yquem levels of concentration but still loaded with tangerine, crême brûlée, mango, and savory herb. A great choice if you don’t want to spend for kings.

Apr 15th, 2018
James Forsyth

Cocktail hour at Christie's hosted by the Friends of Notre Dame in the effort to help raise money for the cathedral's restoration. The wines were artfully curated by @Noah May.
The third of the wines served was this exquisite Sauternes that burst with apricots, honey and orange peel. Sometimes I wish I had the occasion to drink dessert wines more often. This was one of those moments.

Cocktail hour at Christie's hosted by the Friends of Notre Dame in the effort to help raise money for the cathedral's restoration. The wines were artfully curated by @Noah May.
The third of the wines served was this exquisite Sauternes that burst with apricots, honey and orange peel. Sometimes I wish I had the occasion to drink dessert wines more often. This was one of those moments.

Apr 13th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

For desert, which I forgot to snap a photo, we had Jenny’s Toasted Almond Sponge Cake with Housemade Citrus Marmalade & Toasted Swiss Meringue. The 2001 Chateau Guiraud was drinking nicely but will continue to develop for another 20 years plus. Beautiful fresh & dried stone fruits; apricots, peach, orange citrus, nectarines & pineapple. Marmalade, honey, nuts with skin, lovely round acidity, beautifully soft integrated minerality and rich polished finish.

For desert, which I forgot to snap a photo, we had Jenny’s Toasted Almond Sponge Cake with Housemade Citrus Marmalade & Toasted Swiss Meringue. The 2001 Chateau Guiraud was drinking nicely but will continue to develop for another 20 years plus. Beautiful fresh & dried stone fruits; apricots, peach, orange citrus, nectarines & pineapple. Marmalade, honey, nuts with skin, lovely round acidity, beautifully soft integrated minerality and rich polished finish.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1997 - meditationwine #sauternes #guiraud #premiercru

Vintage 1997 - meditationwine #sauternes #guiraud #premiercru

Dec 13th, 2017
Izek Jasper

This bottle seemed a little too advanced.

This bottle seemed a little too advanced.

Nov 26th, 2017
Peter N

Medium amber lily bulb coffee/caramel apricot bar honey light but well balanced acid very long indeed

Medium amber lily bulb coffee/caramel apricot bar honey light but well balanced acid very long indeed

Nov 13th, 2017
Jusden Aumand

Stellar showing. Always bold and bountiful. Scores are too low here.

Stellar showing. Always bold and bountiful. Scores are too low here.

Oct 23rd, 2017