Château Garraud

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8152 ratings
8.612 pro ratings
Lalande de Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Ken Z
8.7

Drank 8/32/19

Nose very nice with plumbs, currants and earth. Palate with red and black cherry, earth, but perhaps lacking a bit of fruit and depth. Medium tannins and finish. Buy the '15 for a few bucks more.

4/20/7/3/3+50 = 87 pts.

Drank 8/32/19

Nose very nice with plumbs, currants and earth. Palate with red and black cherry, earth, but perhaps lacking a bit of fruit and depth. Medium tannins and finish. Buy the '15 for a few bucks more.

4/20/7/3/3+50 = 87 pts.

Sep 1st, 2019
Severn Goodwin

A little stanky...

A little stanky...

Jan 19th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

I celebrated another year on this planet earlier this week, always glad when I am continuing to count days gone by! Some fun stuff in the works for tonight.

Dusty cherry, graphite, minimal wood influence.

I celebrated another year on this planet earlier this week, always glad when I am continuing to count days gone by! Some fun stuff in the works for tonight.

Dusty cherry, graphite, minimal wood influence.

Aug 18th, 2018
Ken Z
8.9

Drank 8/10/18

Part of a lineup of 10 european wines my wife arranged for a birthday tasting with a number of friends.

Flavors come alive with a ribeye

Nose of black fruits and some earth and pepper notes. Dark flavors of blackberry and some tar and plums are a bit muted, but will likely improve with some time in the bottle. Finishes with dark fruits and dusty tannins.

3/20/8/4/4 +50=89 pts.
Will likely improve a couple of points with age to the 90-91 range. Not on the same level as the 2009.

Drank 8/10/18

Part of a lineup of 10 european wines my wife arranged for a birthday tasting with a number of friends.

Flavors come alive with a ribeye

Nose of black fruits and some earth and pepper notes. Dark flavors of blackberry and some tar and plums are a bit muted, but will likely improve with some time in the bottle. Finishes with dark fruits and dusty tannins.

3/20/8/4/4 +50=89 pts.
Will likely improve a couple of points with age to the 90-91 range. Not on the same level as the 2009.

Aug 14th, 2018
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Brett. Bone dry, dusty tannins. Solid.

Brett. Bone dry, dusty tannins. Solid.

Nov 19th, 2017
Jamie Franklin

A nice easy drinking Bordeaux table wine. Lots of dark berry and cassis fruit, medium bodied with light tannins and a short finish. A tasty, good value every day drinker.

A nice easy drinking Bordeaux table wine. Lots of dark berry and cassis fruit, medium bodied with light tannins and a short finish. A tasty, good value every day drinker.

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Léon Nony bought the vineyard in 1939, after his death in 1959, his son, Michel, then his grandson, Jean-Marc, continued his work. A blend of Merlot (93%), Cab Franc (4%) and Cab Sauv (3%), aged in French oak (25% new). Dark red with purple tones and aromas of dark berry fruits and cedar notes. On the palate blackberry flavor with toasty oak, spice and cacao. Attractive tannins, nice balance, lingering, ending with an oaky earthy character.

Léon Nony bought the vineyard in 1939, after his death in 1959, his son, Michel, then his grandson, Jean-Marc, continued his work. A blend of Merlot (93%), Cab Franc (4%) and Cab Sauv (3%), aged in French oak (25% new). Dark red with purple tones and aromas of dark berry fruits and cedar notes. On the palate blackberry flavor with toasty oak, spice and cacao. Attractive tannins, nice balance, lingering, ending with an oaky earthy character.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2019
WineMascot

a 3L for 125 bucks? I'm in. easy drinking with hints of cherry and maybe tobacco leaf. took 5 people 1hr and a half to power through it!

a 3L for 125 bucks? I'm in. easy drinking with hints of cherry and maybe tobacco leaf. took 5 people 1hr and a half to power through it!

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2016
Ally H.

Had the 2006 vintage. Very smooth and elegant, no bite from the tannins. Aged exceptionally well.

Had the 2006 vintage. Very smooth and elegant, no bite from the tannins. Aged exceptionally well.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2016
Ron Siegel

Not familiar with this wine but I figured how can you go wrong with a 61 Pomerol. Aromatic nose that you could smell for hours. Sweet red berry & plum fruits, so spicy and floral with licorice, leather and tobacco. This is so fresh and young drinking like a great 82!

Not familiar with this wine but I figured how can you go wrong with a 61 Pomerol. Aromatic nose that you could smell for hours. Sweet red berry & plum fruits, so spicy and floral with licorice, leather and tobacco. This is so fresh and young drinking like a great 82!

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2016