Guiraud 2005

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSauternes and Barsac
ColourSweet White
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 2005 Guiraud has a slightly more reduced bouquet compared to the 2004, with dried honey, marmalade and just a hint of petrol emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a viscous entry, crisp acidity, touches of beeswax and almond defining the harmonious waxy textured finish. This needs another two or three years in the cellar, but it should evolve into a delectable Sauternes. Drink 2016 -2030. Tasted April 2013.

Score: 93Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (207), June 2013

Score: 97James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2008

Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with cream, vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a beautiful spicy finish. Best after 2014.

 James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2008

Score: 97James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, February 2008

Thick and spicy, with loads of dried pineapple, lemon and honey character. Full-bodied, very sweet and long. This is layered and beautiful.

Score: 95/100James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006

Tasted blind. Deep copper colour. Very sweet pear juice. Just a tad simple but correct, with a hint of cinnamon apple juice too.
Drink 2017-2034

Score: 17Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017

Quite dark coppery gold. Very sweet with some green fruit acidity but not much depth. Just a little sticky rather than a very complex Sauternes. Impressive statistics, I’m sure... Good positive attack. Big and brassy. Drink 2013-22

Score: 16Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2006

Deep yellow-gold. Knockout nose offers stone fruits, ripe pineapple, marzipan and nutmeg. Very rich, ripe and chewy, with a glyceral texture and sweetness rare for this sauvignon-rich Sauternes. A core of nectar-like peach flavor is framed and lifted by a pungent minerality that accentuates the purity of the fruit. Wonderfully concentrated wine with a very long, sweet, palate-staining finish. This property was recently purchased by a group that includes Xavier Planty, Stephan von Neipperg and Olivier Bernard.

Score: 91/94Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, December 2007

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