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Le Dauphin de Guiraud - Sauternes - Blanc 2005


Country / Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2005

Name: AOP Sauternes

Grape variety: 65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon

Alcohol: 12 vol.

Color: White

Capacity: 75 cl


Sauternes is a magic liquor created by a remarkable phenomenon, the rot of the grapes, known as "noble rot". Château Guiraud is a Sauternes "Premier Cru Classé". Le Dauphin is the Château's second wine. The 2005 vintage is the perfect embodiment of what a great Sauternes is all about, in an affordable format.


Hand harvested by successive sorting and picking of the botrytis-affected grapes, traditional vinification, the fermentation, lasting from 3 weeks to 2 months, takes place in new barrels, a third of which are renewed each year. Aging for 18 to 24 months in oak casks.


bright, deep, yellow colour.


Intense and well developed on the nose, slight oaky, vanilla aromas, rich fruity notes (pear, lime, raisins), and aromas evoking acacia- type flowers.


Dense and concentrated on the palate, ripe fruit and honey notes.


Serve between 11 and 13°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Foie Gras, uncooked or half cooked, accompanied by a candied fig, fish in white sauces, sole, turbot, lobster. White meat, casseroled chicken, poultry, bird game. Hard or semi hard cheeses: mature Comté, mature Mimolette, Parmesan. Poached pear, apple tart, etc.

Cellar aging:

Enjoy up to and including 2030

Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux "négociant", acquired the Château in 1766. Almost a century later, Guiraud received recognition by becoming a Sauternes "Premier Cru Classé" in the 1855 classification.