Chateau de la Garde Pessac-Leognan 2003
Their ambition has been achieved with a charming wine offering great complexity, concentration and elegance. Its aromatic structure combines fine ripe fruit notes with coffee beans, spice and clove. The flavorsome palate of black fruits is also ample and velvety.
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.