Pessac-Léognan

Château La Garde Rouge (2016)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / Pessac-Leognan

Wine style: Red

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- Pessac-Leognan

Producer: Dourthe

Size: 750ml

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Description

Located on one of the appellation's finest gravel outcrops, Château La Garde was one of the first vineyard estates to make a conscious commitment to preserve and protect the natural environment and adopt integrated viticulture. It is now "Terra Vitis" certified. It is an approach resulting in the production of premium quality grapes, and is fully mindful of both Man and the environment. 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.

Tasting notes
Very deep, almost black appearance to La Garde 2016, with its intense and complex forest fruit bouquet of blackberries and rich, dark cherries, accompanied by spicy, smoky notes. Immediately generous, expressive fruit flavours define the wine on the rich and concentrated palate, which is underpinned by delicate tannic structure and lovely smoothness to the intensity. Impressive harmony pervades throughout and culminates in a long, elegant finish.

Grapes 45% Merlot, 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot

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Accolades

The following 2018 vintage,
Bettane+Desseauve 94 Point!