Red

2009 Château La Garde

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • talbot61 Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 1, 2021 - We had this once before, and we liked it again the second time. It seemed more immediately approachable this time than it had been a few months ago. It still has a marked acidity, but balanced by deep complexity. Beautiful pairing with roast duck.

  • JohnnyFleming Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 2, 2021 - Wine in a lovely spot. Decanted but not left to rest for long, really well balanced at the moment. Some secondary flavours present but the wine still a good colour and fruit present, so there’s longer to age if that’s your thing. Tannins really well integrated. It will age further and I might stash a few bottles for longer term for interest or tasting against more recent vintages, but it’s drinking beautifully now.

    NB Cellared in OWC at 8 degrees since EP purchase - la garde seems to be consistently c. £18 on release which is superb value

  • battytaxicab Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 17, 2021 - Decanted for three hours and well worth it. Plumby with Blackberries and lovely hint of oak. Thought this 2009 still had plenty of life left in it.

  • rpatel99 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 28, 2021 - Consumed last bottle. Decanted for 2+ hours. Perfect pairing with grilled lamb chops. Great nose of tobacco, licorice and dark fruit. Fruit has integrated nicely with well rounded tannins. Excellent value.

  • talbot61 Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 22, 2021 - This started slowly out of the gate -- it was thin and woody when first opened, and the first glass from the decanter was still green and acidic -- but it got better and better through the meal, so that by the end of the meal, my wife and I were like crazed crack addicts, sucking every last drinkable drop from the dregs in the bottle. Fortunately, I was uncrazed enough to resist the suggestion that we open our second bottle. (Given how much this wine improved as it was open, I might leave that bottle for a few years, or allow more time in the decanter if we become impatient.)

    I've never had this before -- it's another sterling recommendation from Jane Anson -- and this older vintage is still available from Saratoga Wine for $49. More recent vintages are available for less than $30. It's a great bargain at that price. The wine is quite similar to Sociando Mallet, which is very similar in price but better known and more widely available.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château La Garde
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Codes 015643248573, 2258623385853, 3258691385839, 3258691385853, 3258691414607, 664941001702

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (2%)
  • In Cellars 591 (58%)
  • Consumed 400 (39%)

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Community Recommendations

canard fumé, carpaccio, viande rouge

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