Château Guiraud 1997

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Château Guiraud is a large Sauternes property that is the only 1er Cru Classé, with the exception of its illustrious neighbor Château d`Yquem, that is located within the commune of Sauternes itself. Guiraud's 85 hectares of vineyards are located on one of the hills above the village of Sauternes. They are planted with 65% Sémillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested in "tries" and the juice is then fermented in oak barrels. The wine is then aged in oak casks (50% new) for 2 years.

Guiraud is a very ambitious property with aspirations to produce a wine that will one day rival d`Yquem. The wines are astonishingly rich, especially in light of the high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc in the blend, and are undoubtedly amongst the finest wines being produced in Sauternes today.

Tasting Notes

This Premier Cru sweet dessert wine from the commune of Sauternes, has a very intense, rich nose of pineapple, melted butter and crystallized citrus with notes of orange, liquorice and cinnamon. 1997 was an excellent vintage in Sauternes and this flavorsome, full-bodied, intense wine proves this well. Rich and jovial; marmalade, candied orange, butter and nutty aromas. Rich and full-bodied in the palate, with wild honey, vanilla pod and peach.

Food Pairing

Superb with blue cheese

Country: Bordeaux - France


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