EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR CHATEAU LA BOUADE AND CHATEAU GUIRAUD
The Sweet Bordeaux Château La Bouade 2009 and Guiraud 2009 obtained prestigious titles in the United States. They reward their exceptional qualities.
Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009, first Grand cru classé 1855, ranked fifth over on the list of one hundred best wines of the year 2012, filed by Wine Spectator, an American magazine, with a score of 96 out of 100. Indeed, every year since 1988, Wine Spectator makes a list of the top 100 wines tasted during the year. The goal is to promote trends and producers, as well as wine regions and vintages from around the world. Château Guiraud 2009 has been selected among over 17,000 wines in blind tastings. 5500 wines with scores above 90/100 percent have been selected according to four criteria: quality, price, availability, and the “X factor” provided by the producer and the wine region it comes from. Thus, with 96 points, Château Guiraud 2009 is above the overall average (93 points).
The magazine chose to “highly recommend” this wine to its readers. The description, conducted by the editors of Wine Spectator, assures: "2009 was a very good year for Bordeaux red and the sweet white wines of the region are also impressive. 2009 is the best year since 2001". Good news for a great wine that has a worldwide reputation.
Platinum Medal for Château La Bouade 2009
Château La Bouade 2009 has, meanwhile, earned the most honorific title while competing in the 2nd edition of the “best French wines in the United States” challenge. This vintage shares its platinum medal with two other wines over the 589 in the competition. This means that the bonus rewarding excellence (by strict tasting) is important. The professional jury presented the medal to the Château La Bouade 2009, as it was given a score between 18.5 and 20 out of 20.
The jury (owners of large hotels and restaurants from the southeast of the United States, sommeliers and wine experts from overseas) decided that “the château La Bouade 2009 brings together all the elements of a wine that has received the gold medal, but it also shows uncommon bottle scalability. This is an exceptional bottle, the kind to be collected or opened for a very special occasion. ” After the formal award ceremony that took place in Miami, the wine was paired with dishes with Mediterranean and Italian influences for a perfect match. Here’s an affordable wine, which will be talked about in years to come, for sure!