Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

9.3115 ratings
9.326 pro ratings
Sauternes, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Deep gold verging on amber. Sweet vanilla, a healthy dose of coconut, Xmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice..., Graham cracker, butter cookie, passion fruit candy, lemon candy, honey, saffron, VA- geranium, creme brûlée, caramel, gravelly minerality, forest floor. High acid and long finish.

Deep gold verging on amber. Sweet vanilla, a healthy dose of coconut, Xmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice..., Graham cracker, butter cookie, passion fruit candy, lemon candy, honey, saffron, VA- geranium, creme brûlée, caramel, gravelly minerality, forest floor. High acid and long finish.

Sep 19th, 2020
Conrad Green

Beautifully fresh and lifted. Bright honeyed fruit with honeysuckle and white flowers. Great balance and underpinning acidity.

Beautifully fresh and lifted. Bright honeyed fruit with honeysuckle and white flowers. Great balance and underpinning acidity.

Oct 1st, 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
Izek Jasper

This bottle seemed a little too advanced.

This bottle seemed a little too advanced.

Nov 26th, 2017
Brandon Pallen

Best Sauternes I've ever had, of course with a tag like 1st Grand Cru I kind of expected it. With 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon this wine drinks like liquid gold. Will just get better with age.

Best Sauternes I've ever had, of course with a tag like 1st Grand Cru I kind of expected it. With 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon this wine drinks like liquid gold. Will just get better with age.

2 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2015
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Pudding wine; #bordeaux #sauternes #guiraud #2005 ; excellent composure; slow development; eminently fresh; 20+ yrs; 13.5%

Pudding wine; #bordeaux #sauternes #guiraud #2005 ; excellent composure; slow development; eminently fresh; 20+ yrs; 13.5%

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015
Andrew S

Deep and unctuous. This has lots of spicy notes, big fruits and a toasty sweet spiced finish.

Deep and unctuous. This has lots of spicy notes, big fruits and a toasty sweet spiced finish.

Jul 4th, 2017
Andrew S

All yes. Still young, but out of splits has a nice finesse.

All yes. Still young, but out of splits has a nice finesse.

Mar 5th, 2017
Andrew S

A happy ending for a happy new year! Botrytis spices, lemon, acidity to last another lifetime. Smiles all around. Easily summarizes the best old and new. Happy New Year everyone. I hope your 17 surpasses your 16, your triumphs be greater and challenges be tamed!

A happy ending for a happy new year! Botrytis spices, lemon, acidity to last another lifetime. Smiles all around. Easily summarizes the best old and new. Happy New Year everyone. I hope your 17 surpasses your 16, your triumphs be greater and challenges be tamed!

Jan 1st, 2017
Andrew S

Apricots, honey, peach, spring blossoms. Mild spices/ginger.

Apricots, honey, peach, spring blossoms. Mild spices/ginger.

Jul 10th, 2016