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Château La Garde Pessac-Léognan 2018

Pessac-Leognan AOC

Critic Bob Parker described La Garde’s Pessac-Léognan as “outstanding value”, and the 2018 vintage has gained 90+ points from a range of critics such as James Suckling, Wine Spectator and more. Decanter described it as “smooth, ripe and welcoming”.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Blueberry, black cherry, creamy texture, supple but firm tannins


Ripe blackberry, cassis, crushed stone, bay leaf and dried flowers

Château La Garde Pessac-Léognan 2018

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  • 14.5% ABV
  • 10.88 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2030

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, silky wine with good fruit concentration and supple tannins. Ideal to cellar or open early.

"Blackberries and crushed stones with hints of dried flowers. Full bodied with soft, creamy tannins" James Suckling
92 points
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