Chateau La Garde, Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2010
Château La Garde in Pessac-Léognan is a beautiful small chateau in the style which in French is called chartreuse. The chateau was bought by Dourthe (big négociant in Bordeaux, now owned by Champagne Alain Thienot) in 1990 and the quality of the wines has improved enormously these past few years.
The wines display a deep black colour with hints of intense violet. Very red fruit on the nose, changing to coffee and ending on a tropical note.
The attack is fresh, and shows very good balance with freshness. Immediately full on the palate, with fine silky tannins that prove that this wine has great ageing potential
At a glance
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc