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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2008
Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2008
(search item no. 103768)
collectible wine
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is typical, defined by a pure fruit and a very beautiful aromatic definition. There are touch of exotic fruits like mango, but also draws on the lemon confit. Floral nose of angelica dominates. We recognize also the peppermint character of Guiraud. On the palate the wine is clear, has a nice acidity, plays a perfect balance. It is a great Sauternes as we love produced!
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About 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 risky, but accounts for very low yields. It nevertheless results in rich, complex wines.

The quality of Château Guiraud's terroir earned its classification as a First Growth in 1855. The Société Civile Agricole du Château Guiraud is managed by Xavier Planty.