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Château La Garde 2022

Pessac-Leognan AOC

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  • 90-92, Robert Parker, 2023
  • 90-92, Neal Martin, 2023
  • 90-92, Antonio Galloni- Vinous, 2023
  • 92-93pts, James Suckling, 2023

Critic Robert Parker described La Garde’s Pessac-Léognan as “outstanding value”. The 2022 vintage scored 92-93 points from James Suckling, " Beautiful fruit here, ripe but fresh and crunchy". And with plenty of ageing potential, this is a great buy.

Critic Robert Parker described La Garde’s Pessac-Léognan as “outstanding value”. The 2022 vintage scored 92-93 points from James Suckling, " Beautiful fruit here, ripe but fresh and crunchy". And with plenty of ageing potential, this is a great buy.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Rounded and velvety with black fruit, firm tannins, long oak finish

Aroma

Blackcurrant, raspberry, spice with a lift of violet

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château La Garde 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2037

Maison Dourthe took over the running of Château La Garde in 1990, convinced of the potential of its exceptional terroir. It lies on a gravel outcrop, parts of which have large pebble stones to a depth of four metres, ideal for well-drained vines and intense, structured Cabernet Sauvignon. Lower down the slope, there are fewer pebbles with a little clay and sand – this is where the fruitier Merlot thrives. Since taking over, they have introduced sustainable methods and are now part of Terra Vitis and HVE. In 2020, on their 30th anniversary as owners, they began to build a new winery. Ageing in a third new oak barrels, this is a superbly balanced, velvety wine with good fruit concentration and supple tannins. It will cellar admirably.

"Beautiful fruit here, ripe but fresh and crunchy with violets and crushed stones. Lingering, velvety" James Suckling
92-93pt
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