Chateau Guadet St. Emilion, Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles
Chateau Guadet is named after Elie Guadet, who earned fame during the French Revolution. Previously known as Chateau Gaudet Saint Julien, the estate changed their name in 2005. The chateau is located in the heart of the St. Emilion village at #4 Rue Guadet, not far from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud at Valandraud.
The property is owned and managed by the Lignac family, who have remained in charge of the estate for 6 generations, starting in 1844. Chateau Gaudet was one of the four, St. Emilion chateaux to formally sue and contest the results of the 2006 St. Emilion Classification, as they were demoted. That lawsuit led to the court ordered decision to have a new St. Emilion classification in 2012. Chateau Guadet returned to the classification of Grand Cru Classe in the 2012 St. Emilion Classification.
The St. Emilion, Bordeaux vineyard of Chateau Guadet is planted on a terroir of clay and limestone, with a vineyard cepage of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, with vines that are on average, 35 years of age. Vinification takes place in temperature controlled, cement vats. The wine of Chateau Guadet is aged in an average of 50% new French oak barrels for 16 – 18 months. On average, 2,000 cases of Chateau Guadet are produced each vintage. Stephane Derenoncourt is the wine making consultant.
Wine Tasting Notes
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2012 Château Guadet
This blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc showed a bit too much oak and over extraction, perhaps it will improve during the aging. 84-86 Pts
85 points - Tasted Apr 27, 2013399 Views
2009 Château Guadet
Spice, stone, plums and licorice pair well with this medium bodied, soft textured, early drinking Bordeaux wine.
86 points - Tasted May 5, 2013443 Views