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Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML Futures Pre-Sale) 2011

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  • WS 99
  • WE 96
  • JS 96
  • ST 95
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Winemaker Notes

The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #4 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

Critical Acclaim

WS 99
Wine Spectator

Ripe and unctuous, but with a deliciously racy orange streak running through the core of creamed pear, fig and green plum flavors. Supercreamy on the finish and very long, with honeysuckle and almond notes echoing on and on. A stunner in the making.
Barrel Sample: 96-99 Points

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast

An intense wine that is rich, rounded, dense and solid. Along with its weighty, ripe fruit, there are suggestions of acidity. Layered with botrytis flavors.
Barrel Sample: 94-96 Points

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JS 96
James Suckling

A super intense and lively Sauternes with dried pineapple, flan and botrytis spice character. Full and very muscular with racy acidity and a wicked finish. This is structured and powerful. Can't feel that much sweetness yet it is. Cross between 2003 and 2005?
Barrel Sample: 95-96 Points

ST 95
International Wine Cellar

Bright golden yellow. Brooding nose of lemon, quince, pineapple, minerals and saffron complicated by tangy botrytis. Rich and dense in the mouth, with racy acidity lifting and extending the mineral and ripe citrus flavors. Finishes rich, dense and very long, with lingering floral and ripe citrus nuances. This Guiraud is still very much an infant and is likely to develop more slowly than most other 2011s, but it's destined to be a great wine for this estate.
Range: 92-95

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Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes and Barsac, France - Bordeaux
Chateau Guiraud
Château Guirard, located in the heart of the commune of Sauternes, has a 100-hectare vineyard in a single block. The vines are planted around the cellars and the château. The Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes ripen very early at Guiraud and undergo tremendous natural concentration due to the effects of "noble rot" (botrytis).

The harvest takes place in several waves and the grapes are literally picked one by one. This process is not only... View More