Château Guiraud 2007 | Premier Grand Cru Classé
Sauvignon Blanc represents 35% of the grape varieties in the Château Guiraud vineyard. This very elegant grape variety is selected from the oldest vines in the property's conservatory. It is replanted and vinified separately, thus contributing to the signature of Château Guiraud, 1er Grand Cru Classé in 1855 in Sauternes. 80% of the soil is made up of sandy gravel, the rest is made up of deeper soils that mix gravel, limestone and heavy clay. The plots offer a heterogeneous soil.
Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. Like one or two other 2007s, the aromatics on the Guiraud ’07 are rather subdued at the moment and they demand coaxing to offer honey, lemon curd and orange blossom. The palate is well-balanced with finer tannins than the 2006. Here, the quality of the vintage finally shows through with impressive precision and focus, building toward the fresh, feminine apricot and dried peach finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is an outstanding Guiraud, but it will reward those with patience. Drink 2017-2035. Tasted April 2013.