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G Guinaudeau History, Overview
G Guinaudeau is owned by Sylvie Guinaudeau and Jacques Guinaudeau, who own the legendary Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. They also count among their holdings, the Bordeaux wine producing property, Chateau Grand Village. Grand Village is used as the home estate and home base for the Guinaudeau family.
2009 marked the debut vintage for G Guinaudeau, the new red Bordeaux wine from Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau. The wine gets an updated name each vintage. At least that has been what has taken place for the past few years. The 2009 G Guinaudeau wine is known as Acte 1. This was followed in 2010 with Acte 2. 2011, which as you might have already guessed is known as Acte 3. 2012 with Acte 4 and 2013 with Acte 5. The labels for the Guinaudeau wine are different in each vintage as well. The artistic looking labels are personally designed by the owner, Jacques Guinaudeau.
G Guinaudeau Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The vineyards used for the G Guinaudeau wine are located in the Fronsac appellation. The vineyards are planted to 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The terroir has gentle slopes with clay and limestone soils that enjoy a north to south exposure. The soils and terroir, according to Jacques Guinaudeau are similar to those that can be found in St. Emilion. The wine is vinified in traditional cement vats and is aged in an average of 33% new, French oak barrels for 15 months. On average, the production is close to 1,000 cases of wine per year.
The wine of G Guinaudeau, from the Fronsac appellation is produced in an open, round, forward style. It is fresh, fruity and soft in texture. The wine from the Guinaudeau family is meant to be enjoyed at a young age for its upfront, forward fruit and freshness. The G Guinaudeau wines are sold and classified as a Bordeaux Superieur wine.
Serving and Decanting G Guinaudeau with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau G Guinaudeau is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. G Guinaudeau is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. G Guinaudeau is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
Guinaudeau Wine Tasting Notes
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2016 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 8 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Acte 8, the eighth vintage of this wine which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol is ready to go. The blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc has a pronounced amount of Cabernet Franc in the blend. Dark ruby in color, licorice, truffle, and black cherry scents kick off the wine. Lushly textured, fat, and juicy, with a sweetness and vibrancy to its character, ends with pure, black cherries and lift in the endnote. A few years of age will be needed to soften the tannic structure and open its complexities.
Apr 29, 2017points - Tasted 645 Views
2015 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 7 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Acte 7, the seventh vintage of this wine which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol is ready to go. The blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc is forward, softly textured, with silky tannins and a sweet, juicy mouthful of supple, fresh, cherries and minerality in the finish.
Apr 29, 2016points - Tasted 1026 Views
2014 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 6 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Acte 6, from Jacques Guinaudeau and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol quickly delivers its black raspberry and orange, citrus notes, with little effort. Medium bodied, and fresh, this can be enjoyed young. The wine finishes with an interesting tangerine note in the light, fresh finish.
Jun 16, 2017points - Tasted 650 Views
From a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc opens with sweet plum and forest floor notes. On the palate, the wine is soft and easy to drink with silky, soft, fresh cherry and plums in the finish. 89-91 Pts
May 1, 2015points - Tasted 1466 Views
2013 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 5 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Acte 5, the fifth vintage from Jacques Guinaudeau and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. In 2013 they produced a wine focused on its red fruit character, coupled with floral and thyme sensations. Lightly styled, with soft, crisp, bright strawberries and raspberry, this is already drinking well.
May 25, 2016points - Tasted 1271 Views
Forward, fresh, soft cherries and raspberries in a user friendly, easy to like and drink style. 88-89 Pts
May 2, 2014points - Tasted 1649 Views
2012 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 4 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Licorice, chocolate, plums, fresh, sweet, medium bodied with a black cherry filled finish.
Jul 22, 2014points - Tasted 2305 Views
G, which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name Guinaudeau, who also owns Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol, was produced from a blend of 51% Merlot and 49% Cabernet Franc. Medium-bodied with sweet black raspberries and cherry sensations, the wine is soft, forward and approachable. 88-90 Pts
Apr 27, 2013points - Tasted 2342 Views
2011 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 3 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Acte 3, which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau,who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol and the number 3, which signifies the number of vintages for the wine. Produced from a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc, this round, supple, soft-textured, black cherry-dominated wine offers a lot of early drinking charm. 89-91 Pts
Apr 20, 2012points - Tasted 2595 Views
2010 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 2 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
Scents of licorice, camphor, truffle, plums and oak lead to a fresh, medium bodied wine with a round, black cherry finish. This easy to like wine from the owner of Chateau Lafleur will drink well on release. 89-91 Pts
Jul 30, 2011points - Tasted 2657 Views
G From a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers earthy, truffle, forest floor and dark berries. Medium bodied and soft in texture, the finish is filled with dark cherries and coca powder. 88-90 Pts
Apr 22, 2011points - Tasted 2170 Views
2009 Guinaudeau "G" Acte 1 ( Bordeaux Supérieur)
With cocoa, plum and coffee bean scents, this soft, round, likeable, medium bodied, licorice covered black cherry wine will drink well on release.
Jul 30, 2011points - Tasted 2822 Views
2009 marks the debut vintage for this new wine from the Guinaudeau's, the owners of Chateau Lafleur and Grand Village. From a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, thie wine opens with black cherries, licorice and coffee scents. Soft, round and already offering pleasure, this crowd pleasing wine will drink well early. 88-90 Pts
Jul 6, 2010points - Tasted 2934 Views