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1997 Château Guiraud

  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51439-1997

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    An elegant and racy Guiraud, with pretty aromas of pineapple, melon and spice. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with an intense, spicy botrytis finish. Needs time.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Pale gold color. Exotic candied fruits, licorice, flowers and white tobacco on the nose, along with some resiny oak. Concentrated and firmly structured, with a strong sauvignon pungency. This has rather powerful acid spine. Finishes a bit tough but persistent.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The medium gold-colored 1997 Guiraud exhibits a fat, foursquare personality with copious quantities of orange marmalade, melted butter, and lychee nut notes. Buttered white corn flavors make an appearance in this corpulent, full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine. It is a mouth-filling, well-endowed, hefty style of Sauternes.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Wonderfully rich, decadent nose reminiscent of fermented pineapple. A wine you'd either love or loathe. (I love it.) It's a dangerous wine which almost topples over the edge into too much volatility. It could do with more acidity to make it perfect but is certainly dramatic.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Located 45 km south of Bordeaux in the village of Sauternes, Guiraud was founded in 1766 and recognized as a first growth Sauternes in 1855. The vines are grown on a combination of sandy gravel and clayey sand, and the vineyards are composed of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc with an average vine age of 35 to 40 years old. Half of the fermentation process is done in new oak barrels and half is done in previously used barrels. Aging is done sur lie (on fine lees) for between 18 and 24 months. Annual winery production is approximately 100,000 bottles.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 125 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors