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CHÂTEAU LA GARDE

2015 Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Grapes Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cab Sauv
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Pessac-Léognan
Classification Cru Classé
ABV 14%

Very fleshy and supple in its usual style, it may not be massively complex but it makes up for it with an attractive fruit and in this vintage a particularly full, fine-tannined middle - a really nice texture and balanced length. Drinking range: 2018 - 2026 Rating: 89-90 L&S (May 2016)


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The 2015 La Garde has quite an intense bouquet with blackberry, wild hedgerow and light gravel aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, crisp acidity, quite angular and abrasive at the moment with a little attenuation on the finish. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. Rating: 85 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jul 2019)

Very deep crimson. Lively and full of life. Perhaps not the densest but offers great fruit. GV Drinking range: 2022 - 2030 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Apr 2016)

Rating: 91 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Apr 2016)

Château La Garde

Château La Garde is a medium-sized property with 47 hectares of vineyards in Pessac-Léognan, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. The Cabernet-dominated red wines are soft, well structured and packed with smooth, ripe fruit which makes them very attractive young, though they also possess good medium-term cellaring potential. Bought by the dynamic Bordeaux merchant Dourthe in the 1980s, this gem of an estate displays the true Graves minerality underneath an exuberant cassis-and-plums aroma. After huge initial investment in the vineyard and cellar immense care is now lavished upon the wine itself, and any re-assessment of the Pessac-Léognan classification would surely see this wine elevated to Cru Classé status

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