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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 planted to 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Located in the Fronsac appellation, 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 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.
When to Drink G Guinaudeau, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
G Guinaudeau is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour or so, allowing the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. G Guinaudeau offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.
Serving 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.
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
9 Vintages 37,317 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2017||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 9 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
The first vintage made from 100% Merlot presents leaf, tobacco, and red fruits. Forward, round and supple, you may drink this sweet cherry and licorice-filled wine upon release. Due to the frost, the production is under 250 cases this year – a typical vintage is 1,500! The ninth vintage of this wine, “G” Acte 9, takes its name from Guinaudeau as in Jacques and Sylvie, the renowned owners.
1,777 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|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.
1,542 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 7 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Made from a blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc, the wine is supple, soft, earthy and showing a minty, tobacco edge to the sweet, soft, cherries and plums at its core.
1,844 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
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.
1,772 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|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.
1,901 Views Tasted Jun 16, 2017
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
2,308 Views Tasted May 1, 2015
|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.
1,758 Views Tasted May 25, 2016
Forward, fresh, soft cherries and raspberries in a user friendly, easy to like and drink style. 88-89 Pts
2,113 Views Tasted May 2, 2014
|2012||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 4 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Licorice, chocolate, plums, fresh, sweet, medium bodied with a black cherry filled finish.
3,102 Views Tasted Jul 22, 2014
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
3,140 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2013
|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
3,663 Views Tasted Apr 20, 2012
|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
2,759 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2011
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
2,268 Views Tasted Apr 22, 2011
|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.
3,627 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2011
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
3,743 Views Tasted Jul 6, 2010