Château Garraud

Lalande de Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

8.826 ratings
8.63 pro ratings
Lalande de Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Andrew Liguori

Packed cherry, spiced plum, earth. Not profoundly complex but good mid range right bank.

Packed cherry, spiced plum, earth. Not profoundly complex but good mid range right bank.

Oct 15th, 2021
Rachel Green

Very drinkable red

Very drinkable red

Aug 29th, 2021
Nayef Perry

A touch of sweetness.

A touch of sweetness.

Sep 8th, 2019
Gabriel Rodriguez

The 2015 is a pleasure. Smooth dark fruits, graphite and earth with a long smooth finish that bring the joy of Bordeaux to your table at the $20-$30 range. Solid value

The 2015 is a pleasure. Smooth dark fruits, graphite and earth with a long smooth finish that bring the joy of Bordeaux to your table at the $20-$30 range. Solid value

Jun 15th, 2019
Neil Valenzuela

93% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, 3% Cab Sauvignon. Deep ruby color. Funky- aromas of toasty oak, dark fruit, cocoa and moss. Nice red fruit on the palate and dry finish.

93% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc, 3% Cab Sauvignon. Deep ruby color. Funky- aromas of toasty oak, dark fruit, cocoa and moss. Nice red fruit on the palate and dry finish.

Feb 16th, 2019