Bordeaux 2011: New Release – Château Guiraud

Château Guiraud tasting Bordeaux April 2012There is little dispute that 2011 is a great vintage for Sauternes and this is evident in the great quality to be found in Château Guiraud. Organic since 1996, the property is currently making itself into a centre for research into organic methodology and different clones of Semillon and Sauvignon-Blanc. In 2011 they lost 40% of their crop to frost, but the remaining fruit has created a wine that shows appealing complexity and vibrant fruit. 

2011 Château Guiraud, Cru Classé Sauternes
£165 per case of 6 bottles
£174 per case of 12 halves
Notes of grapefruit rind, honey and a touch of oak-spice are evident on the nose, mirroring a palate that shows a vibrantly Sauvignon Blanc nature. Mouthwatering citrus characters and acidity balance out rich, botrytis notes of acacia honey and orange peel. Effortlessly beautiful and pleasingly pure on the finish.
Drinking: 2015-2030

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