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Château La Garde

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2021
92
Crisp pomelo, lemon, and lime notes are all over the place here, in the nose and on the racy, palate. I like the touch of honey that slides in at the back of the finish. Drink from 20234-2029.

Crisp pomelo, lemon, and lime notes are all over the place here, in the nose and on the racy, palate. I like the touch of honey that slides in at the back of the finish. Drink from 20234-2029.

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Bright yellow citrus, vanilla, grapefruit and lime create the sublime aromatic profile. Crisp, juicy, fresh and sweet, with the perfect dab of honey of top of the fresh yellow fruits that works perfectly. Drink from 2023-2031. 92-92

Bright yellow citrus, vanilla, grapefruit and lime create the sublime aromatic profile. Crisp, juicy, fresh and sweet, with the perfect dab of honey of top of the fresh yellow fruits that works perfectly. Drink from 2023-2031. 92-92

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2021
91
Tobacco leaf, mint, red fruits and just a hint of coffee beans open the nose here. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, fruity and already a pleasure to taste. Drink from 2024-2032.

Tobacco leaf, mint, red fruits and just a hint of coffee beans open the nose here. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, fruity and already a pleasure to taste. Drink from 2024-2032.

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2020
91
Medium-bodied, fresh, energetic, chewy red fruits with chalky tannins and additional nuances of currants, cocoa, spice, smoke and green, leafy herbs, give this a year or so to soften and fill out, and it will deliver a lot of pleasure for 15 or more years after that. Drink from 2024-2040.

Medium-bodied, fresh, energetic, chewy red fruits with chalky tannins and additional nuances of currants, cocoa, spice, smoke and green, leafy herbs, give this a year or so to soften and fill out, and it will deliver a lot of pleasure for 15 or more years after that. Drink from 2024-2040.

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The nose, with its combination of smoke, tobacco and red fruits leads you to a medium-bodied, fresh, fruity, forward, soft wine with a tobacco laden, core of chewy, red fruits and espresso from start to finish. Give this a few years in the cellar to develop more nuance and soften and it should be an even better wine. 89-91 Pts

The nose, with its combination of smoke, tobacco and red fruits leads you to a medium-bodied, fresh, fruity, forward, soft wine with a tobacco laden, core of chewy, red fruits and espresso from start to finish. Give this a few years in the cellar to develop more nuance and soften and it should be an even better wine. 89-91 Pts

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2020
89
Forward, fresh, bright, yellow citrus and green, crab apples create the nose and crisp, citrus-packed palate. Drink from 2023-2028.

Forward, fresh, bright, yellow citrus and green, crab apples create the nose and crisp, citrus-packed palate. Drink from 2023-2028.

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Lemon peel, grapefruit, green apples and tangy yellow citrus combine to create a bright, energetic blast of citrus and spice that is fresh and refreshing. 91 Pts

Lemon peel, grapefruit, green apples and tangy yellow citrus combine to create a bright, energetic blast of citrus and spice that is fresh and refreshing. 91 Pts

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2019
90
Waxy lemon and grapefruit along with a touch of spice and spearmint come through easily on the nose and fresh, lemon-centric finish. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2022-2028.

Waxy lemon and grapefruit along with a touch of spice and spearmint come through easily on the nose and fresh, lemon-centric finish. You can enjoy this on release. Drink from 2022-2028.

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Tangy, zesty and fresh with a bright, waxy lemon and grapefruit core of fruit on the nose and palate finishes nicely with an additional complexity of pineapple and orange zest. 91

Tangy, zesty and fresh with a bright, waxy lemon and grapefruit core of fruit on the nose and palate finishes nicely with an additional complexity of pineapple and orange zest. 91

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2019
91
Tobacco, truffle, coffee bean and mushroom come along with the ripe, red fruits on the nose. Medium-bodied, polished, soft and fresh with a chewy, there is a touch of olives and herbs on the backend. Give this a few years to come together and it will be quite nice to imbibe. Drink from 2024-2034.

Tobacco, truffle, coffee bean and mushroom come along with the ripe, red fruits on the nose. Medium-bodied, polished, soft and fresh with a chewy, there is a touch of olives and herbs on the backend. Give this a few years to come together and it will be quite nice to imbibe. Drink from 2024-2034.

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With a deep, ruby color, you find smoke, cigar box and red fruits with a hint of spice and earth on the nose. Medium-bodied and soft, with sweet, round red fruits on the palate, with just a hint of cocoa at the backend, give this a few years in the cellar. 89-91 Pts

With a deep, ruby color, you find smoke, cigar box and red fruits with a hint of spice and earth on the nose. Medium-bodied and soft, with sweet, round red fruits on the palate, with just a hint of cocoa at the backend, give this a few years in the cellar. 89-91 Pts

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2018
91
Round, fruity, soft and fresh with a spicy, tobacco laden, core of rich, chewy, red fruits and espresso from start to finish. Give this a few years in the cellar to develop more nuance and soften and it should be an even better wine.

Round, fruity, soft and fresh with a spicy, tobacco laden, core of rich, chewy, red fruits and espresso from start to finish. Give this a few years in the cellar to develop more nuance and soften and it should be an even better wine.

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Medium bodied, smoky with a touch of licorice, espresso and red fruits, the wine is round juicy and spicy with an olive tint on the palate and in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Medium bodied, smoky with a touch of licorice, espresso and red fruits, the wine is round juicy and spicy with an olive tint on the palate and in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2018
88
Honeysuckle and pomelo with lemon chiffon on the palate will be perfect with fresh, grilled seafood this summer.

Honeysuckle and pomelo with lemon chiffon on the palate will be perfect with fresh, grilled seafood this summer.

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2017
87
Herbal notes with olives and fresh red fruits are found here. This medium-bodied wine offers soft tannins and an elegant finish that should drink well on release.

Herbal notes with olives and fresh red fruits are found here. This medium-bodied wine offers soft tannins and an elegant finish that should drink well on release.

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2017
90
Freshly squeezed grapefruit, honeysuckle and vanilla pop right out of the glass. The wine is fresh, crisp and refreshing.

Freshly squeezed grapefruit, honeysuckle and vanilla pop right out of the glass. The wine is fresh, crisp and refreshing.

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2016
90
Smoky red fruit, olive tapenade and earthy notes work well with the medium bodied, soft, elegant, silky smoke and tobacco finish. This is the best vintage of La Garde ever produced. Drink it on release or age it.

Smoky red fruit, olive tapenade and earthy notes work well with the medium bodied, soft, elegant, silky smoke and tobacco finish. This is the best vintage of La Garde ever produced. Drink it on release or age it.

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Soft, sweet, dark red fruits, earth and black cherries. The wine is sweet, fruity and fleshy with an open, dark, red fruit filled finish, with just a hint of peppery spice in the end note.

Soft, sweet, dark red fruits, earth and black cherries. The wine is sweet, fruity and fleshy with an open, dark, red fruit filled finish, with just a hint of peppery spice in the end note.

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2016
85
Waxy lemon and grapefruit on the nose is coupled with nutty pineapple notes in the round finish. Drink this on the young side.

Waxy lemon and grapefruit on the nose is coupled with nutty pineapple notes in the round finish. Drink this on the young side.

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2015
90
Forward, fresh, earthy, dark cherry-filled wine with additional nuances of smoke, coffee and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate. Just a year or two will bring on more secondary character here.

Forward, fresh, earthy, dark cherry-filled wine with additional nuances of smoke, coffee and tobacco leaf on the nose and palate. Just a year or two will bring on more secondary character here.

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2014
88
Bright, fresh, forward and loaded with sweet, juicy, citrus and lemon peel, along with a touch of honey suckle, the wine is crisp and refreshing.

Bright, fresh, forward and loaded with sweet, juicy, citrus and lemon peel, along with a touch of honey suckle, the wine is crisp and refreshing.

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2014
87
Medium-bodied, bright, crisp, earthy, classicly styled wine which is better on the smoked cherry, tobacco leaf and herb-filled nose than on the bright, red currant palate.

Medium-bodied, bright, crisp, earthy, classicly styled wine which is better on the smoked cherry, tobacco leaf and herb-filled nose than on the bright, red currant palate.

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2012
87
Medium bodied, fresh, early drinker with a spicy, smoky, earthy, red fruit character and a soft, ready to go finish. You can enjoy this young.

Medium bodied, fresh, early drinker with a spicy, smoky, earthy, red fruit character and a soft, ready to go finish. You can enjoy this young.

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2011
85
Earth, red berries, cassis and spice are present in this medium-bodied wine with a tannic, cassis-filled finish. 85-87 Pts

Earth, red berries, cassis and spice are present in this medium-bodied wine with a tannic, cassis-filled finish. 85-87 Pts

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2011
88
This wine features good acidity and notes of fresh honeydew, lemon and grapefruit with a refreshing citrus finish. 87-88 Pts

This wine features good acidity and notes of fresh honeydew, lemon and grapefruit with a refreshing citrus finish. 87-88 Pts

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2010
88
La Garde Utilizing 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, with a perfume of smoky blackberries and soil, this medium bodied wine offers round textures and finishes with a cassis and a hint of chocolate. This wine should offer pleasure early. 87-89 Pts

La Garde Utilizing 62% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, with a perfume of smoky blackberries and soil, this medium bodied wine offers round textures and finishes with a cassis and a hint of chocolate. This wine should offer pleasure early. 87-89 Pts

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2009
88
Easy drinking, smoky, polished, soft red and dark red fruits with hints of oak, this is a wine to drink on the young side.

Easy drinking, smoky, polished, soft red and dark red fruits with hints of oak, this is a wine to drink on the young side.

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2005
89
Ready to drink charmer, round in texture and medium bodied, with a smoky, cherry, thyme, coffee and earthy essence. Popped and poured was all it needed.

Ready to drink charmer, round in texture and medium bodied, with a smoky, cherry, thyme, coffee and earthy essence. Popped and poured was all it needed.

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