92% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 Petit Verdot
Vineyard & Vinification Note
HVE3 and Terra Vitis certified (High environmental value certificates)
Vineyard surface : 54 Ha (4 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.
“Bright ruby red. Impressive Merlot freshness on the nose, characterised by succulent aromas of redcurrants and cassis, underpinned by a delicate touch of smoke. Full-flavoured on the palate, with impressive density and power. The wine culminates in a generous finish, again enhanced by an appealing subtle smoky underlayer.” Frédéric Bonnaffous, Dourthe Estates Director
Very soft with a berry and chocolate character and hints of spiciness. Delicious now. Medium-bodied with round tannins and a creamy finish. Crisp acidity comes through at the end. Mostly merlot. Second wine of Chateau La Garde. Drink or hold. 91 Points, February 2022
Expressive nose of truffle, smoke, dark chocolate and other savoury elements. This has a juicy charm and is easy to drink with its chalky palate, texture and fine but supportive tannins. 60ha property which features all the soils of Bordeaux. Drinking Window 2022 – 2033. 91 Points, Georgie Hindle, January 2022
Very good match with game, red and white meat, cheese.