2011 Château Guiraud

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAUTERNES
  • 90 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51439-2011-375-3A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    A large-scale version, with seamlessly layered notes of almond cream, apricot, ginger, mango, piecrust, papaya and toasted hazelnut. The long, spice-infused finish shows ample depth, echoing with an enticing tarte Tatin note.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright yellow-gold. Deep aromas of lime, peach, quince, minerals, menthol and saffron are complicated by tangy botrytis tones. Ripe, creamy flavors of peach, lime and lemon verbena show noteworthy sweetness and power, with harmonious acidity providing lift. This very rich, textured wine coats the palate with tropical fruit and mineral flavors that linger impressively on the back end, enlivened by a brisk citrus element. This stellar Guiraud, which strikes me as being richer and deeper than the 2010, is still very young and will improve further in a good cold cellar.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: July/August 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2011 Guiraud is missing some of the vivacity and fruit intensity displayed by some of its peers this year, and its bouquet is quite resinous and missing the fruit concentration of others in this vintage. The palate shows more promise, with very fine tension and crisp acidity, although it is not quite matched by the finish, which feels slightly attenuated. I was hoping for more from Guiraud, which has produced some excellent wines in recent years, although both samples were consistent
    Author: Neal Martin
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    This wine has exceptional clarity, balance and freshness, with lots of spicy botrytis character. Full body, medium-sweet and a crisp finish. It's racy and refined. What's impressive is the intensity of noble rot that makes the wine feel almost dry. This is the greatest wine ever made here. Made from organic grapes. Try in 2017, but already delicious to drink.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2015-2037
    Author: nadeausp
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drink Dates: 2015-2030
    Author: afikes
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

  • 287 bottles owned
  • 54 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 54 collectors)