Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2005


SKU 01090


This first-growth Sauternes producer has 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc planted, and the estate fashions a super rich, intense wine by picking late, making numerous passes through the vineyard for the ripest grapes and by using a generous amount of new oak aging. In recent years, it has become a highly sought-after wine for the nectar lovers!
Category Dessert Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes
Brand Chateau Guiraud
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorDelivers 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.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastTypical of the huge power of Guiraud, this is one of the richest Sauternes in 2005. The wine is rich and intense, the dry edge of botrytis just dominating the sweetness. Flavors of honey, almonds and peaches give the wine extra complexity.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateNo tasting note given.

Robert Parker, April 2008