2019 Chateau Lagarde, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

Pale yellow and enhanced with flashes of green. Complex and long on the bouquet, melding abundant freshness with citrus fruit aromas and mineral, chalky character. Clean on the attack, the wine gains in body and depth, underpinned on the mid-palate by lovely balance enhancing the flavours, and culminating in a long finish, replete with aromas characteristic of chalky soils.


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Château La Garde Pessac-Léognan Blanc is only produced in limited quantity. Planted on a vein of deep limestone, Sauvignon Blanc is the majority variety in the blend, imparting the wine with rare aromatic precision and chiseled mineral character, underpinned by impressive length. Sémillon is the perfect finishing touch to the blend and brings depth, harmony and full flavors.


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.


Grape(s) Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Farming Traditional