Château La Garricq 2011
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The 2011 summerlike spring, exceptionally hot and dry, allowed buds to blossom and develop in the best conditions possible until flowering. At that stage, we were almost three weeks early compared to previous vintages. August showers were undoubtedly welcome to relieve vineyards suffering from water stress: the 2011 earliness was reduced.
Searching for the perfect maturity and making the right decisions regarding harvest dates were crucial because of the grapes’ heterogeneity and the grey rot’s threat. Harvest took place without a drop of rain. Thanks to the double sorting system (both mechanical and manual) set up at the reception of grapes, we kept a ripe, healthy and homogenous crop.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes did particularly reach a beautiful balance and a great complexity.
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The 2011 vintage is characterized by deep colors, intense aromas of black fruit, soft tannins and a nice freshness.
Silver Medal - Concours Mondial des Vins Féminalise 2016
Wine Enthusiast : 90 Powerful and concentrated, it is also elegant, balancing its structure with good berry fruits and acidity. The tannins are still considerable, so drink from 2017. (05/01/2014)
La Revue du Vin de France : 15/20 - Ce 2011 est une belle réussite dans un esprit mûr et rond avec un profil chaud aux notes de fruits en légère surmaturité. Très bon style. Décembre 2014
Jacques Dupont - magazine Le Point : 14.5 Nez très expressif, fruité éclatant, milieu de bouche tannique, serré, joli fond de vin, beaucoup de fraîcheur, harmonieux, racé . O = 2016 G = 10 ans
Cabernet Sauvignon 46% / Merlot 41% / Petit Verdot 13%