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La Terrasse de La Garde Rouge

Second Vin du Château La Garde Rouge - AOC Pessac-Léognan

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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. 

Vinification & Ageing

Pre-fermentation cold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation, with very few manipulations (pumping-over, pigeage). Malolactic fermentation partially in barrels.

Ageing in barrels takes place in an arched underground cellar with air-conditioning for 12-14 months. Cooperage savoir-faire and oak selection are combined when choosing the barrels so that they are best suited to the characteristics and style of Château La Garde wines.

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Tasting notes

Blend

Tasting notes

Very deep and concentrated, and tinged with garnet. A wave of intense, red fruit and blackberry aromas on the nose leads into the smooth, full-flavoured palate. The wine is concentrated and fleshy in structure, backed by silky tannins. Generous and long on the palate, revealing great balance. Lovely potential for Château La Garde’s second wine.

Blend

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

Tasting notes

Very deep ruby-red. The bouquet opens in a flourish of fresh fruit notes of cherries and black fruits, together with a typical, smoky note. Very clean and supple on the attack, the wine becomes more generous and rounded, while fine tannins and appealing freshness bring structure. Another vintage where the second wine at Chateau La Garde reflects the character of the terroir.

Blend

5% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot

Medals and Accolades

Challenge International du Vin
- Médaille d'Or
Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine
- Médaille d'Or

Tasting notes

Deep garnet in appearance. Typical Pessac-Léognan character on the bouquet, with a smoky, fruity note of cherry and dark fruits. Immediately smooth, the wine is rounded and generous, while mouth-coating, fine-grained tannins lend structure. Bags of character to Château La Garde’s second wine, a proud exemplar of the character of the terroir.

Blend

5% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot

Medals and Accolades

Challenge's

Souple dès l'attaque, avec de belles notes de cerise et de fruits noirs sur une pointe fumée, le second vin de château La Garde séduit par sa franchise gourmande et ses tanins fins et enrobés. Ouvrir dans les deux à cinq ans.

Concours des Grands Vins de France - Mâcon
- Médaille d'Or

Médaille d'Or

Tasting notes

Attractive glistening ruby red in colour. Aromas of red fruits, with cherry notes and lovely freshness, followed by savoury notes on the attack. The wine is crunchy and full-bodied on the palate, backed by discreet and well-integrated oaky notes which culminate in a charming finish for this second wine.

Blend

70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Medals and Accolades

Challenge International du Vin
- Médaille d'Or

Tasting notes

Lovely shining ruby-red appearance. Ripe fruit and smoky notes define the bouquet, leading to the wine’s supple palate, impressive volume and silky tannins. Wonderfully full-flavoured overall, with rounded character and appealing length. 

Blend

25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 70% Merlot

Medals and Accolades

Natalie Maclean.com
- 91/100

This is second wine for the prestigious Château La Garde, whch takes only 50% of production so that even the second wine is remarkable and certainly of great value. Attractive smoky nose and black fruit and toasty oak on the palate.

Concours des Grands Vins de France - Mâcon

MEDAILLE D'OR

Tasting notes

With its intense, bright garnet appearance, La Terrasse de la Garde develops aromas of fresh red fruits and delicate smoky character on the bouquet. Supple on the attack, the wine is fresh, well-balanced and crisp on the palate, with supple, well-rounded tannins imparting good structure. The wine culminates in appealing, aromatic harmony and well-integrated oaky character. This wine shows great ageing potential, and is worthy of its terroir..

Blend

70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Medals and Accolades

The Daily Mail

“Although this is, strictly speaking, still a little too young, when decanted it’s a lovely classy claret.  Put a few bottles away and it will mellow even more.  It’s rare to see wines of this calibre on supermarket shelves!” 

Sunday Express

BEST FOR BOXING DAY

(...) I love a good christmas claret - the old English term for the red wines of bordeaux and with bags of cherry and plum fruit flavours, this one more than fits the bill. (...)

Decanter World Wine Award

SILVER MEDAL

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Médaille d'Argent

Tasting notes

Appealing garnet colour, the wine develops a smoky bouquet quite typical of Pessac-Leognan, revealing concentrated ripe red fruits. Supple and rounded on the palate, the wine is generous and culminates harmoniously on the finish, where the ripe fruits are balanced perfectly by well-integrated oaky notes.

 

Blend

80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

Medals and Accolades

Guide Phaneuf
- 3etoile(s)

Pur produit de l'oenologie bordelaise, au sens technique et poli du terme. Cela donne un bon vin, dans lequel on trouve tout le fruit et la structure tannique nécessaires, les angles sont polis et l'élevage apporte des nuances rôties. Une bonne note pour sa constance.

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Médaille d'ARGENT



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