La Terrasse de La Garde, 2018

La Terrasse de La Garde is the second red wine of Château La Garde, Pessac-Léognan. The result of extensive research into the terroir and of all the renovations carried out in the vineyard and winery, this wine displays a delicate balance of intensity and softness. Its fruit-driven elegance makes this ideally appreciated in its youth


89% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Vineyard surface : 52 Ha (2 Ha of which are white)

Soils: A rich diversity of soils. Stony outcrops and calcareous clay soils.

Harvest : Plot by plot. Optical sorting.

Vinification: Cold maceration. Small stainless-steel vats with temperature control.

Ageing: 12 months, on fine lees

Tasting Note

“Deep ruby-red in colour.  The wine unleashes abundantly ripe, red fruit aromas of strawberries which continue to develop. Initially supple and straightforward, the wine is rich, full-bodied, rounded and beautifully balanced, underpinned by delicate tannic structure. This harmonious wine culminates in an appealing, aromatic flourish on the finish.” Frédéric Bonnaffous, Dourthe Estates Director

James Suckling

“Rather earthy and meaty character to the plums and mushrooms. Medium to full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Slightly funky at the end, but attractive. Drink after 2023.” 89 Points, January 2021

Food Pairing

Very good match with game, red and white meat, cheese.

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