2014 Ch Guiraud 1er Cru Sauternes

Ch Guiraud 1er Cru Sauternes
Colour
Port & Sweet
Producer
Château Guiraud
Region
Sauternes, Sweet Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2017-2029
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now
2014 Ch Guiraud 1er Cru Sauternes
Colour
Port & Sweet
Producer
Château Guiraud
Region
Sauternes, Sweet Bordeaux
Grape
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Drinking
2017-2029
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£314.89 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(2 in stock)

Need help? Call +44 (0)20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com.

Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2015, Score: 89-91

This is a very fine Ch Guiraud indeed; golden colour, with a beautifully expressive nose of honey and clementines. Broad, rich and sweet, with balancing racy acidity. With excellent length, this is a totally joyous wine.

More Tasting Notes Hide More Tasting Notes

Producer

Château Guiraud

This estate was aquired by the Narby family in 1981. Under the direction of first Hamilton, then his father Frank's direction, heavy investment in the vineyards and chai, overseen by Xavier Planty, the estate went from strength to strength. In 2006 the family sold the estate to a consortium, led by Robert Peugeot, and including Stephan von Neipperg (of Château Canon La Gaffelière), Olivier Bernard (of Domaine de Chevalier) and Xavier Planty.The vineyards comprise 100 hectares of vines, 85 of which are commited to Sauternes production and the remainder to the estate's dry white "G de Guiraud". Vines are 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Vines have an average age of 40 years and yields in the order of 12hl/ha. Modern winemaking (without recourse to techniques such as cryo-extraction) ensues, and ageing in new oak barrels for up to two years.

Region

Sauternes, Sweet Bordeaux

It is not an exaggeration to say that these are the greatest sweet wines in the world. They are the result of a serendipitous marriage of grape variety, location, annual weather conditions and human care and determination. The vineyards are located on the banks of the cool spring-fed Ciron river which, in autumn, flows into the warmer tidal Garonne and creates rolling evening mists which clothe the vines until the afternoon sun burns them off the following day. This cycle creates perfect conditions for the development of botrytis cinerea or noble rot, and the resulting grape juice is a super concentrated sweet, ambrosial nectar which makes the most heavenly and complex wines with extraordinary ability to age. In 1855 the wines were classified into first and second growths, with Ch d'Yquem rightly receivingits own super status of premier grand cru. Other stunning wines include Chx Sudiraut, Rieussec, Coutet and Climens. While seductively fragrant and sweet when young, if you can bear to wait, you will be amply rewarded with lusciously rich, exotically complex wine.

Fine Wine Storage

Fine Wine Storage

Impeccable storage
with Private Reserves

Find Out More
All Our Current Offers

All Our Current Offers

Wines for immediate drinking and for laying down

See more
Wine Broking

Wine Broking

Talk to our expert team about broking or selling your wine

more info