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    5 048
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    2020-2025

The Story

Powerful and revealing intense colour, the red wines of Château La Garde Pessac-Léognan are well-structured and concentrated and ideal for ageing. Round, supple and alluring, they reflect the elegance and finesse of the terroir and today feature among the elite of the Pessac-Léognan appellation.

Vinification & Ageing

Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation, with very few manipulations (pumping-over, pigeage). Malolactic fermentation partially in barrels. Ageing in barrels takes place in an arched underground cellar with air-conditioning for 12-14 months. Cooperage savoir-faire and oak selection are combined when choosing the barrels so that they are best suited to the characteristics and style of Château La Garde wines.

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Deep colour. Intense liquorice dark cherry, dark plum aromas with mocha notes. Richly flavoured sweet fruited wine with dense chalky tannins and sweet vanilla oak notes. Nice refreshing acidity at the finish lengthens the palate, although the tannins build up quite brambly. Tasted at CVBG. 91 points 

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant and slightly aromatic nose with dark berries and hints of blackcurrants, elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate medium bodied with good length, fine tannins and pleasant mouthfeel. 88

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Bordeaux, Pessac-Léognan

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château La Garde 2016  ( Château La Garde )

Deep colour. Intense liquorice dark cherry, dark plum aromas with mocha notes. Richly flavoured sweet fruited wine with dense chalky tannins and sweet vanilla oak notes. Nice refreshing acidity at the finish lengthens the palate, although the tannins build up quite brambly. Tasted at CVBG. 91 points 

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château La Garde 2016  ( Château La Garde )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Elegant and slightly aromatic nose with dark berries and hints of blackcurrants, elegant spiciness in the background. On the palate medium bodied with good length, fine tannins and pleasant mouthfeel. 88

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