Château Garraud

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8165 ratings
8.614 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
Ken Z
8.6

Drank 5/27/21.

Picked this bottle up from Total Wine a few years back. It was signed by the winemaker. I remember enjoying it at the time

The nose starts off nice with plum and gravel mixed with a bit of earth. Unfortunately it falls a bit flat on the palate which seems a bit thin. Dark fruits are present, but it does not possess the concentration and depth of the vintage. By no means bad, just a bit disappointing. Perhaps this is in a dumb phase, but I have not experienced a lot of that with other Bordeaux in this price range from the '15 vintage. You can do better for $30

4/20/6/3/3 +50 = 86 pts.

Drank 5/27/21.

Picked this bottle up from Total Wine a few years back. It was signed by the winemaker. I remember enjoying it at the time

The nose starts off nice with plum and gravel mixed with a bit of earth. Unfortunately it falls a bit flat on the palate which seems a bit thin. Dark fruits are present, but it does not possess the concentration and depth of the vintage. By no means bad, just a bit disappointing. Perhaps this is in a dumb phase, but I have not experienced a lot of that with other Bordeaux in this price range from the '15 vintage. You can do better for $30

4/20/6/3/3 +50 = 86 pts.

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

First tried ‘15 about 2 years ago. Léon Nony bought vineyard in 1939, after his death in 1959, his son, Michel, then his grandson, Jean-Marc, continued his work. Blend of Merlot (93%), Cab Franc (4%) & Cab Sauv (3%), aged in French oak (25% new). Dark Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and smoky cedar notes. On the palate blackberry flavor with toasty oak, spice & cacao. Attractive tannins, ok balance, medium+ finish ending with an oaky earthy character. Ok for price, drink now, no further aging benefit!

First tried ‘15 about 2 years ago. Léon Nony bought vineyard in 1939, after his death in 1959, his son, Michel, then his grandson, Jean-Marc, continued his work. Blend of Merlot (93%), Cab Franc (4%) & Cab Sauv (3%), aged in French oak (25% new). Dark Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and smoky cedar notes. On the palate blackberry flavor with toasty oak, spice & cacao. Attractive tannins, ok balance, medium+ finish ending with an oaky earthy character. Ok for price, drink now, no further aging benefit!

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2021
Marco Rodriguez

Very earthy wine. Muted fruit and medium tannins.

Very earthy wine. Muted fruit and medium tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2019
Joe Fischer

Very nice. A Bourdeaux that is mostly Merlot. Red fruit aromas. Flavors of red cherry with a slight oak taste followed by spice.

Very nice. A Bourdeaux that is mostly Merlot. Red fruit aromas. Flavors of red cherry with a slight oak taste followed by spice.

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2019