White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Château Guiraud

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Sauternais
  • Sauternes
Drink between 2014 - 2030 (Edit)
CT92.6 643 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 435

  • Schiffy Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 22, 2021 - Eight years later, this Sauternes has become richer, more intense and delicious. The color has evolved from a dark yellow to a deep orange. The honey notes are candied with age and there are more distinct tropical flavors of pineapple, apricot and mango. More secondary notes of butterscotch, caramel and ginger on the finish.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • crewald wrote:

    November 12, 2021 - Brought to DWP holiday party along with Apis One. Drank with Keller chocolate cork dessert. Magnificent. Some amber/honeying color. First glass was especially good: orange peel, honey, high acid, light. Second glass had a touch of bitterness. Not offensive, but less pleasant.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • margolism Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 3, 2021 - Excellent Sauternes

  • Sookin1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 10, 2021 - I seldom drink desert wines. It is a mistake. This 2005 was a super great wine. Highly recommended.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Odedis.Wine.reviews Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 19, 2021 - This is a wonderful ending for the evening. A delicious Sauternes from a great vintage.

    A beautiful color of dark golden honey.

    Full bodied and oily with medium plus acidity.

    Sweet on the palate with nice complexity.

    Showing honey, yellow apples, spices, pears and tropical fruits.

    Nicely balanced and delicious by itself or with food. I paired it with liver Pâté.

    Needs 30 minutes to open up properly, so be patient.

    13.5% alcohol by volume.

    93 points.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/23/2017 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2009, Issue #23, Sauternes’ Summers of Love- Great Vintages in 2007, 2005 and 2001 Amongst an Embarrassment of Riches in the Last Few Decades

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/20/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2008, IWC Issue #139 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/20/2008 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2008 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    12/6/2007 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    December 2007 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/10/2007 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Château Guiraud) Light medium yellow color; powdered sugar, baked pear, apricot nose; tasty, silky textured, rich, baked pear, powdered sugar, apricot palate; long finish 93+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Guiraud) Herbal stone fruit nose; very complex palate with stone fruit and minerality; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Château Guiraud
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Sauternais
  • Appellation Sauternes
  • UPC Codes 000222208864, 071570020712, 071750020712, 086266000541, 087000346147, 087000348325, 3258691298580, 3394150019263, 3447211052003, 3447211054007, 3447211072001, 3447211112004, 3447211142001, 346817925151, 3700266205733, 3700266210249, 400001746950, 400005011146, 785255001056, 878016002802

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 186 (2%)
  • In Cellars 8,634 (70%)
  • Consumed 3,435 (28%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aged goat cheeses and medium strength blue., apple bread pudding, apple tart and creme fraiche, blue cheese, blueberry pie, candied orange flan, cantaloupe ice cream over cantaloupe tart, creme brulee, creme brulee and toffee, flourless chocolate cake

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