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Château La Garde

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2020 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

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 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

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 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

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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2019 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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 91 Points

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2018 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 91 Points

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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

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2018 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

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

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2017 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 87 Points

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2017 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

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

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2016 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 90 Points

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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. 87 Points

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2016 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 85

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

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2015 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 90 Points

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2014 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 88 Points

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2014 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 87 Points

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2012 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 87 Points

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2011 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 85

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 Château La Garde Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

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 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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

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2009 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 88 Points

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2005 Château La Garde  (Pessac-Léognan) 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. 89 Points

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