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Château Guiraud Sauternes

2005 / 750 ml.

WE95SP97ST91+OT95

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
District:
Southern Bordeaux

What's in the Bottle

Semillon

Product Details

Type:
White Wine
Brand:
Chateau Guiraud
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2005
Item #:
26635
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
616773385161
Status:
New

Chateau Guiraud Sauternes  2005 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

97
97 pts.: Mar 31, 2008

Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it now. Best after 2014.

97
97 pts. : December 31, 2008

Bordeaux’s sweet wines shared the limelight in the region’s legendary 2005 vintage. many châteaus, like Guiraud, long under the direction of Xavier Planty, produced their best wine ever. During the harvest, grape pickers passed painstakingly through the estate’s 210 acres of 35-year-old Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, selecting only grapes affected by botrytis. By the harvest’s end, each acre yielded only enough grapes for 54 cases of wine, with about 20 percent of that set aside for the estate’s second label.

95
95 pts.: 6/1/2008

Typical of the huge power of Guiraud, this is one of the richest Sauternes in 2005. The wine is rich and intense, the dry edge of botrytis just dominating the sweetness. Flavors of honey, almonds and peaches give the wine extra complexity.

95
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Typical of the huge power of Guiraud, this is one of the richest Sauternes in 2005. The wine is rich and intense, the dry edge of botrytis just dominating the sweetness. Flavors of honey, almonds and peaches give the wine extra complexity.

95
95 pts. : September 1, 2008

Seething with power, there’s baritone richness to this wine’s complex fruit, a deeper tone to the surface of honey and citrus. It feels clean, fresh and bright, the structure holding the wine’s complexity tight for now, waiting to release it with age.

95
95 pts.: 12/31/2008

Typical of the huge power of Guiraud, this is one of the richest Sauternes in 2005. The wine is rich and intense, the dry edge of botrytis just dominating the sweetness. Flavors of honey, almonds and peaches give the wine extra complexity.

93
93 pts.: 28th Jun 2013

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.

91
91–94 pts. : Nov/Dec 2007

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.

91
91 pts. : April, 2008

[No tasting note was given.]

: Jul/Aug 2008

Full golden-yellow. Orange oil, clove, ginger, mint and minerals on the perfumed, vibrant nose. Superrich but juicy and vibrant, with an exotic hint to the fresh apricot and peach flavors. This boasts an exhilarating sugar/acid balance and finishes with terrific life and grip. Lafaurie-Peyraguey.