Chateau La Garde (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
Chateau La Garde (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front LabelChateau La Garde (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Bottle Shot

Chateau La Garde (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020

  • JS92
  • V92
  • WE92
  • D91
  • RP90
750ML / 0% ABV
Other Vintages
  • JS92
  • D92
  • V92
  • JD91
  • WE93
  • JS93
  • D92
  • JD92
  • WS92
  • WE92
  • JS92
  • JD92
  • D91
  • JS94
  • WE93
  • D91
  • WS90
  • RP90
  • JS93
  • WE92
  • WS91
All Vintages
Regular price
Currently Unavailable $24.97
Try the
24 97
24 97
Save $0.00 (0%)
12
Limit Reached
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Pre-sale: Ships after 10/31/2023
Limit 0 per customer
Sold in increments of 12
0.0 0 Ratings
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Chateau La Garde 2020 is deep and bright in appearance. A more significant proportion of Merlot on clay-limestone has created a particularly mineral dimension to this poised, generous vintage. On the palate, the wine is characterised by intense, complex fruit, underpinned byimpressive tannic structure. With a hallmark smoky edge so typical of the great Pessac-Leognan terroirs, the wine is long and harmonious on the finish, a very great vintage for La Garde.

Blend: 65% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
JS 92
James Suckling
Pretty dark berry, toasted oak and chocolate with some stone character. Medium body, round and lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Fine tannins all the same. Shows intensity.
V 92
Vinous
The 2020 Château La Garde is a little muted at first, opening gradually to display blackberry, brine, pitted olives and light undergrowth scents, coalescing nicely with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, crisp and focused, with fine-grained tannins, a fine bead of acidity and good grip on the finish. This estate has been a little inconsistent of late, but this is certainly one of the better vintages that I have tasted from barrel. -Neal Martin
Barrel Sample: 90-92
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

An elegant, textured wine, this has blackberry flavors, attractive smokiness and a juicy backdrop. The wine is likely to age well over the medium term. Barrel Sample: 90-92

D 91
Decanter
Sappy; a little coffee edged, this is good and measured, with cassis. Easy to drink, powers down as these are pretty concentrated flavors for this estate - a reflection of the vintage.
Barrel Sample: 91
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 la Garde rolls out of the glass with bright, expressive notes of Morello cherries, redcurrant jelly and plum preserves, plus hints of dark chocolate, dried herbs and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied palate delivers mouth-filling, crunchy black fruits with a lively backbone and approachable, grainy tannins, finishing on an earthy note. Barrel Sample: 88-90

View More
Chateau La Garde

Chateau La Garde

View all products
Chateau La Garde, France
Chateau La Garde  Winery Image

The origins of the Chateau date back to the 18th century, when Domaine de “Lagarde” already featured on the “carte de Cassini”, the first general map of France drawn by the Cassini family in 1756. The picturesque Charterhouse, built in 1732, was at that time surrounded by valleys and woods. The “Bourdieu de Lagarde” was then passed down through the Blanchard family, until its purchase in 1877 by the Lacoste family, who were negociants in Bordeaux. Vines were thus cultivated on this magnificent stony terroir and the winery was built in 1881. After the First World War, Louis Eschenauer, a well-known negociant on the Place de Bordeaux at the “Chartrons”, was looking for good quality vines in the Bordeaux area. He became interested in the vineyards around the summit of Domaine de La Garde, which he subsequently bought in 1920, and in so doing became the leading proponent of the wines produced in the Martillac area, where he also owned Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Sometimes referred to as Domaine de La Garde, Clos de La Garde, then Chateau La Garde, even at this time a crest featured on the estate’s wine labels inspired by weapons thought to be from the region of Aquitaine during the 100 years’ war, displaying the leopard with a lion’s head.

Image for Pessac-Leognan Wine Bordeaux, France content section

Pessac-Leognan Wine

Bordeaux, France

View all products

Recognized for its superior reds as well as whites, Pessac-Léognan on the Left Bank claims classified growths for both—making it quite unique in comparison to its neighboring Médoc properties.

Pessac’s Chateau Haut-Brion, the only first growth located outside of the Médoc, is said to have been the first to conceptualize fine red wine in Bordeaux back in the late 1600s. The estate, along with its high-esteemed neighbors, La Mission Haut-Brion, Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pique-Caillou and Chateau Pape-Clément are today all but enveloped by the city of Bordeaux. The rest of the vineyards of Pessac-Léognan are in clearings of heavily forested area or abutting dense suburbs.

Arid sand and gravel on top of clay and limestone make the area unique and conducive to growing Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc as well as the grapes in the usual Left Bank red recipe: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and miniscule percentages of Petit Verdot and Malbec.

The best reds will show great force and finesse with inky blue and black fruit, mushroom, forest, tobacco, iodine and a smooth and intriguing texture.

Its best whites show complexity, longevity and no lack of exotic twists on citrus, tropical and stone fruit with pronounced floral and spice characteristics.

Image for Bordeaux Blends content section
View all products

One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

FCA748102_2020 Item# 748102

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...