Chateau Guiraud - 1er Grand Cru Classe - Sauternes - 2004 - 750 ml
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The Guiraud 2004 offers milder, more well behaved aromatics than the 2003, and there is better delineation here with lifted scents of apricot blossom, marmalade and a sense of minerality that is not apparent on previous vintages. The palate is well-balanced with a fresh, viscous opening. The acidity is nicely judged and there are plenty of dried mango, marmalade and quince notes to enjoy on the harmonious finish. This is a very assured Guiraud that has an effortless quality that previous vintages did not possess. Drink now-2025.” Neal Martin, Wine Advocate
Château Guiraud wine is born of simplicity and proven methods. This wine is aged for approximately 18 months in oak barrels specially selected for their contribution to the wine’s elegant manner and the immensity of the its soul. The bouquet is precise, the texture is sensual, the smoothness has a somewhat mineral tone; Château Guiraud expresses elegant purity and aromatic refinement.
From: France, Bordeaux, Sauternes
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels
Surface: 85 ha.
Density: 6600 plots/ ha
Soils: sandy gravels 80%, 20% clay gravels.
Subsoils: deep translucent sand, pure gravels crossed by red clay and limestone marls, fossilized oyster beds and red and white clay
Production in 2011: 48.000 bottles