Chateau La Garde Blanc 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
his is very linear and really energetic with a driven acidity and tight and compact fruit. Full-bodied yet remains so agile and bright. The lemon-zest and salty character is impressive. Only 10% new wood here.
93 Points James Suckling
This is an excellent La Garde, a success in both red and white guises in a vintage that was not clear cut. Clever use of rounding oak smooths the flavours and delivers a Pessac Léognan signature that not everyone has managed. It has good aromatics with pronounced citrus notes, and rich stone fruits fill out the mid-palate. The finish is elongated, stretching out over several minutes. This impressive wines is one to own, and a great way to win over newcomers to white Bordeaux. 40% new oak. Drinking Window 2023 - 2036
92 Points Decanter
Pale gold. Subtle mealy oak on the nose and fragrant with Sauvignon Blanc. That little bit of Sémillon adds weight and a breadth to the precision and freshness of the Sauvignon Blanc. Balanced, intense and long in freshness.
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20