Land Frankrijk
Regio Bordeaux
Streek Pessac-Léognan
Oogstjaar 2018
€ 22,50 per fles


Wijnsoort Rood
Druiven Cabernet Sauvignon en Merlot
Op dronk van 2023 tot 2035
Flesinhoud 0.75 Liter
Alcoholpercentage 14 %
Flessluiting Natuurkurk
Verpakking 12 per kist
Recensie: JS 92-93 | DE 91
Château La Garde Rouge 2018 Pessac Léognan


James Suckling

This is a wonderful young red with crushed blackberry and blueberry character. Full-bodied yet agile and very velvety. Flavorful finish. A beauty. 10 per cent co-fermented cabernet sauvignon and merlot.


The La Garde vineyard has one north-facing gravel slope and one south-facing clay-limestone slope, giving the estate a good balance of ripening dates in most vintages. In another sign of how unusual 2018 was, both Cabernet and Merlot on these different slopes ripened at the same time, so they were co-fermented in one tank. Unusual for sure, but the result is excellent. They do such a good job here of making accessible but polished and elegant Pessacs. This is smooth, ripe and welcoming, with a seductive expansion through the mid-palate that emphasises the creamy texture of the fruits. Definitely as good as the 2016, maybe better.
Drinking Window 2023 - 2038

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