Chateau Guiraud Sauternes
Friday Only! Nov 16
4:30 pm - 7:00pm
Pasadena Wine Bar
1785 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
As early as 1766 Chateau Guiraud, breaking with cultural traditions, proclaiming its political difference, and on a quest for prestige, was already between anticonformity and innovation. The Guiraud family of merchants, founders of the modern estate, built up an atmosphere of mystery around Chateau Guiraud. Guiraud’s famous black label is one of the oldest in the Bordeaux region and has remained unchanged since its creation. Within three generations the property was to become a prestigious Grand Cru, being consecrated Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1855 in the classification ordered by the Emperor Napoleon III.
Chateau Guiraud G Blanc
G of Château Guiraud is a dry white wine made from grapes harvested at full maturity. It is aged for approximately 7 months in the oak barrels that produced the previous year's Grand Cru. It reveals richness of expression and an assertive personality. The blend of 50% sauvignon and 50% semillon makes it a remarkable wine whose potential will challenge the palate of wine-lovers and confirmed wine-tasters alike.
Following vinification with the property’s Grand Cru, the second wine is a blend of wines from several batches, selected for their style. Aged in oak barrels or in stainless steel vats, the main characteristic of the second wine is its freshness and the fact that it can be enjoyed relatively young. Petit Guiraud thus makes the pleasure of drinking this modern wine available to all.
Chateau Guiraud 2013
96 PTS – WINE SPECTATOR – “This gorgeous Sauternes is still really tight, with racy floral and green plum edges along the core flavors of white peach, mirabelle plum, melon and green fig, but there's stunning length, with a rapier of minerality that matches the sweetness step for step on the long, quinine-infused finish. Built for the long haul. Best from 2018 through 2038.”
Chateau Guiraud 2015
95 PTS – WINE SPECTATOR – “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. Best from 2020 through 2040.”
Chateau Guiraud 1997
93 PTS – WINE SPECTATOR – “An elegant and racy Guiraud, with pretty aromas of pineapple, melon and spice. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with an intense, spicy botrytis finish. Needs time.”