Advanced search

Marketplace Activity

Community Inventory Summary

Loading Loading....

Users who own this wine

rjblanton , MacBlythe , SurgPA05 , Ishy , TMac , RossW , Jake

Market Pricing

Average Retail:
$87.00 Details
W.Searcher Avg.: $87.00
W.Searcher Low: $59.45
W.Searcher High: $110.20
Avg Auction:
(of 8 listings - 96 months )
$44.20 Details
Date   Listing Low High Avg
Date Merchant Price  
Avg Marketplace:
No Data Available
Date Quantity Sale Price  
Low US Retail is updated twice a month and excludes outlier listings. Detailed listings are sourced daily from our partner, Global Wine Stocks, and may include outliers. Note that you can use the 'Report a problem' link which appears after clicking on any individual listing to notify our content team and partner of incorrect wine matches.
Auction prices are based on actual auction results (inclusive of buyerÂ’s premiums) of 750ml bottle sizes only. As auction prices fluctuate from auction to auction and some wines have limited auction activity, the average auction price is updated twice a month and derived from a proprietary algorithm.

2005 Guiraud Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Sauternes - White - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe

Print Share

France - Bordeaux - Sauternes

White Bordeaux Blend - Sauternes-Barsac Premier Cru Classe
Producer Notes

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... More »

JR ...
IWC ...
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2025

IWC ...
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue Online Only
JR ...
Source Jancis Robinson
Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.262%
Tasted On 12/25/2014
Drink Dates 2010-2015

Perhaps because this was consumed from a 375ML bottle, this was beginning to taste tired and lacked the structure and drive of the three other bottles I've consumed. To me, a great Sauternes should be unctiously sweet but light on the palate and well structured. This example showed the first two characteristics, but seemed to lack structure. Just a bad bottle, perhaps? Will try another 375ML and see ...

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author rjblanton
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/26/2014
Drink Dates 2012-2035

In the glass, the wine was a rich, medium gold color. Honey and cinnamon characterized the nose. My first impression on the palate was apples and cinnamon balanced with just the right level of acidity. The finish was long, luscious, and silky smooth. This was an enjoyable finish to a lovely Christmas family dinner! It should age well for 15-20 years.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Jim Rife
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.442%
Tasted On 12/06/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2020

OMG ! Served after super-tuscan and Italian dinner for dessert. served with Gorgonzola, Goat Cheese, and a Gouda. If you've not had sauterne with a salty cheese like Gorg., bleu cheese, or goat cheese - you should. The wine itself is phenomenal. Depth and mouth feel are great, and the botrytis balances the sugar. First taste without cheese is that it's TOO SWEET. I only bought 2 - wish I had 11 more. Plenty of time if you want to hold them.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Lawrence
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.667%
Tasted On 07/20/2014
Drink Dates 2010-2025
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Leftymtb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.119%
Tasted On 11/03/2013
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Mayo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.122%
Tasted On 06/16/2013
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Tj R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.611%
Tasted On 06/09/2013
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Hal1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.455%
Tasted On 12/26/2012
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.041%
Tasted On 11/19/2011

Super smooth and loaded with honeysuckle, tropical fruits, and asian spices. Loved it!

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Shooter McPinot
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 11/13/2011
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Rockitman
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.479%
Tasted On 12/27/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2030
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author David W294
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 58.432%
Tasted On 05/09/2010
Drink Dates 2009-2035
I found this useful: Yes | No
Author botro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.415%
Tasted On 11/21/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2035

Absolutely phenomenal wine. Rich, elegant, balanced fruit with a long smooth finish. The type of wine that you gulp down despite your efforts to carefully savor and enjoy as long as possible. (2 bottles tasted, both superb.)

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author pghgator
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.667%
Tasted On 11/04/2009

Golden color, nose of bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, and honey. Taste of honey, maple syrup, appricot with mild acidity. Reminiscent of honey lemon cough drops. Definitely sweet and syrupy. Still an infant.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author TMac
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.639%
Tasted On 02/26/2009

Wow! Just an extraordinary bottle of wine. Honey, hay, honeysuckle on the nose and palate. Waves of flavor. Finish just goes on and on.

I found this useful: Yes | No
Author Paul R Eno
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 79.545%
Tasted On 09/12/2008
Drink Dates 2014-2025

Classic Sauternes. Drink to appreciate.

I found this useful: Yes | No

Sign in (or register) to create a WinePost on this wine.

A flawed bottle may be affected by cork taint, heat (maderized), oxidation, or excessive sulfur. Additionally, some people consider wines tainted by Brettanomyces (Brett), a non-spore forming genus of yeast, a flaw although there is much controversy surrounding the subject.
When the Update Twitter checkbox is selected your Tweet will automatically update to Twitter. Your Tweet will take the form 'Tasted [wine name] at [link to VinCellar wine page]'. As much of your tasting note as possible will be appended to the end up to the 140 character Twitter limit.
Record your notes on the aroma and flavor of the wine. Mark your note as private or as public and available to the VinCellar community.
Please enter an abbreviation of up to three characters to identify the source of your review. For example, IWC would be entered as the source to represent a review from Internation Wine Cellar.
Drink date is averaged using VinCellar members' most recent start and end drink date submissions for this wine.