Château Guiraud 1er Grand Cru Classé 2003 - Lot of 2 Bottles
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Château Guiraud 1er Grand Cru Classé 2003

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • Organic
  • 13.60% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

One of the appellation's most famous Sauternes - now produced organically - and vinified in a modern, refined, balanced and easy-to-digest style. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 marked label, 2 slightly damp affected label, 2 label covered with film, 1 scuffed label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Château Guiraud
  • More information....

Château Guiraud 1er Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 8°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras en terrine et en brioche, Canard aux pêches, Tarte aux brugnons et pistaches.

Peak: Drink until 2020

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    "Ce vin d'un jaune d'or moyennement foncé, aux notes d'orange, de cookie vanillé, de grillé, de crème brûlée, de fumé et de pamplemousse crémeux, présente l'épaisseur et la faible acidité typiques du millésime, ainsi qu'un caractère capiteux." Source R. Parker (01/2005)

    Lot presentation
    Château Guiraud 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Guiraud is a flamboyant Sauternes: rich in liqueur, very aromatic but perfectly balanced. When young, it develops tropical and citrus fruit aromas. After a few years, it expresses saffron and bitter orange marmalade notes. It is a superb wine that ages gracefully.

    Information about domain Château Guiraud

    The Château Guiraud is the Sauternais' largest estate. Its soil is comprised of sandy and clay gravel that requires regular draining. The vineyard is carefully maintained throughout the year in compliance with tradition and respect for the environment. In order to harvest perfectly ripe and botyrised grapes, harvests at the Château Guiraud are rigorously carried out, leading to a meticulous selection process. Yields here are generally below the 25 hl/ha norm, sometimes even dropping as low as 12 hl/ha in order to produce wine of great quality. The Château Guiraud also sells a second wine, the Dauphin de Château Guiraud, (Sauternes appellation) as well as a dry white called the G de Château Guiraud (Bordeaux appellation). 2006 saw the arrival of four new owners (Robert Peugeot and three wine-makers, Olivier Bernard, Stephan Von Neipperg and Xavier Planty), marking the beginning of a new era for this Sauternes premier cru classé, which now places eco-friendly practices at the heart of its approach.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 marked label, 2 slightly damp affected label, 2 label covered with film, 1 scuffed label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.60 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Château Guiraud
    • Vintage: 2003
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: Drink until 2020
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Organic 
    • Size (in ha): 120
    • Volume: 90000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon

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    Château Guiraud 1er Grand Cru Classé 2003

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