Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ML half-bottle) 2005
The cool nights of August and shining sun of Septemberbrought a great complexity to this vintage.Château Guiraud 2005 is a great, complex andexuberant wine. We feel very fine aromas of crystallizedorange, exotic and mentholated notes as well as a littlebit of ginger. Thanks to a very beautiful noble rot thisyear, the botrytis has a splendid purity. The final taste isexplosive, honeyed, spicy and it lasts a very long time…
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#4 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
Delivers lots of botrytis spice, with lemon tart and cooked apple. Full-bodied, with loads of cream and vanilla and an intense tropical fruit and honey aftertaste. Long and viscous, with a layered and beautiful spicy finish. Hard not to drink it now. Best after 2014.
Throughout its history, Chateau Guiraud, Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855, has always been proud of its independence and has always followed its own path. This domain, with its 128 hectares situated exclusively around the village of Sauternes and its unique combination of grape varieties, is one of the rare properties in France to have created its own conservatory of vine stock varieties.
In 1996, ever faithful to its pioneering spirit, the vineyard underwent a cultural revolution under the impulse of Xavier Planty, who was at the time manager of Chateau Guiraud, which prohibits the use of all synthetic products. In 2011 Chateau Guiraud became the first Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855 to be awarded Agriculture Biologique (AB) certification.
The philosophy at Chateau Guiraud is guided by constant questioning and their desire to let nature take its course, thus allowing the vines to achieve their full potential.