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Chateau Guiraud Sauternes 2015
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James Suckling 94
No heavy caramel here; rather, a lot of candied citrus on the nose ranging from lemon right across to bitter orange. On the palate this is both creamy and fresh. The sweetness and alcohol are already beautifully integrated.
by James Suckling, JS, 2018.

Wine Advocate 94+
The lemon colored 2015 Guiraud features beautiful lime juice and lemon curd scents with paraffin and honeycomb nuances plus touches of chalk dust, ginger and candied peel. It has gorgeous ... read more
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Shelf Location — 132f

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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#43031
Location at store:132f
Item Description
James Suckling 94
No heavy caramel here; rather, a lot of candied citrus on the nose ranging from lemon right across to bitter orange. On the palate this is both creamy and fresh. The sweetness and alcohol are already beautifully integrated.
by James Suckling, JS, 2018.

Wine Advocate 94+
The lemon colored 2015 Guiraud features beautiful lime juice and lemon curd scents with paraffin and honeycomb nuances plus touches of chalk dust, ginger and candied peel. It has gorgeous tension in the mouth with tons of citrus, mineral and savory layers, finishing on a zesty note.
by Wine Advocate, LPB, 2018.

Wine Spectator 95
Intense, with candied lemon peel, glazed yellow apple and honey notes streaming through, picking up mirabelle plum and papaya accents through the finish, which is carried by a buried racy streak. This has a good bright feel overall.
by Wine Spectator, JM, 2018.

Tasting notes
In this "hot" and promising vintage - in which Guiraud celebrates its 5th year of its organic certification - the conditions from September 7th until October 8th were perfect for picking ripe Semillon and Sauvignon Blancs berries that were well concentrated by botrytis. Quite unusually, conditions were so perfect that the entire crop was harvested within a month. The 2015 Guiraud was crafted with 65 Semillon and 35 Sauvignon. Yellow straw gold, the wine sparkles in the glass, revealing a nice amount of acidity (and thus guaranteeing freshness). The nose is clear and sensual, with a great purity - botrytis cinerea created wonderfully concentrated berries - showing fresh apricot, frangipane, stone fruits like plum, all wrapped in spices such as ginger. The palate of this Sauternes is precise and shows tension from start to finish. The mid-palate is full and rich, but very digestible. The retro-olfaction is spicy. The wine is harmonious, light and tasteful and shows a long finish. Definitely a vintage with a great aging potential.

Description
Chteau Guiraud wine is born of simplicity and proven methods. This wine is aged for approximately 18 months in oak barrels specially selected for their contribution to the wines elegant manner and the immensity of the its soul. The bouquet is precise, the texture is sensual, the smoothness has a somewhat mineral tone ; Chteau Guiraud expresses elegant purity and aromatic refinement.

Estate
Chteau Guiraud, which dates back to the 15th century, is one of the jewels of the Sauternes appellation. Certified organic, the estate has over 100 hectares of vines (65 Smillon and 35 Sauvignon Blanc). Stephan von Neipperg has been co-owner of the chteau since 2006. This is fully in keeping with his background, since his family continues to make sweet wine at their estate in Germany.

History
Members of the Franconian aristocracy with a long political and agricultural tradition, the Counts von Neipperg family line can be traced back to the 12th century. Representing some eight centuries of winegrowing and winemaking experience, today Count Stephan von Neipperg manages the 9 family-owned estates, 4 of which are in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux: Chteau Canon La Gaffelire, La Mondotte, Clos de lOratoire, Chteau Peyreau.
About Chateau Guiraud
Château Guiraud is a sweet white wine ranked as Premier Cru Classé (French, "First Growth") in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Belonging to the Sauternes appellation in Gironde, in the region of Graves, the winery is located in the commune of Sauternes. The estate vine plantings consist of 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. The vines are on average 35–40 years old. The property is certified biodynamic, something very unusual and unique in an area like Sauternes.
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