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La Terrasse De La Garde 2013 Wine Review

La Terrasse De La Garde 2013

La Terrasse De La Garde 2013

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2018-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: La Terrasse De La Garde

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

This is the second wine for the prestigious Chateau La Garde, which 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. The vines are planted in gravel soils which creates a more structured wine, rather than a fat one. There are only 2.5 hectares planted for this small production wine. Needs cellar time then decant 1-2 hours and pair with a rare steak.

This La Terrasse De La Garde 2013 was reviewed on April 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A lighter, prettier profile featuring red cherry, flowers, singed applewood, and graphite. 90 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A small-production Merlot-Cab Sauv blend, with small quantities of Cab Fr and Petit Verdot.
Shows dark cherry, plum, smoky and spicy elements. Decant a couple of hours before serving.
Tasted April 2017
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Vignobles Dourthe's La Terrace de la Garde may be a second run wine from the Château de la Garde located in Pessac-Léognac, Bordeaux but it is by no means a second rate wine. Fifty percent of the Chateau's relatively small vineyard production is set aside to age in the barrels that were used for the first run production. This creates a wine with a splendid medium ruby robe, a light flowery bouquet of cherries and fresh mint, and a wisp of smoke, which carries through on the palate. The wine is dry and well-structured with gentle tannins that will mellow gracefully with ageing. Score 89. (S.Segard, reviewed April 13, 2017)
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is the second wine of Ch. La Garde. It's all done in used oak and it's done in a more imminently drinkable style. Drink it soon, but it could stand a little more cellar time (3-5 years).
Light and bright in colour. Bright ruby, with a dark core.
This has a soft dried herb and tobacco note on the nose. Dried cranberry, bramble, and tomato leaf.
Super vibrant on the palate. Medium bodied and delicious. Cranberry, cocoa, rosehip, and a cardamom flavour on the finish.
Have this beauty with something relatively light - charcuterie, or something tomato-based.

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