Château La Garricq 2017
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2017 is a year of all contrasts: the winter, excessively beautiful and mild, favored an early and rapid budburst. Unfortunately, this great start was brutally stopped by 2 terribly cold nights at the end of April.
The frost hit 45% of Château Paloumey vineyard: the last time it happened was in 1991! The frost was so vigorous that the affected vines could not be harvested.
Fortunately Mother Nature was much more lenient in the months that followed. The heat of May allowed the grapes to come out very well and the dry summer without excessive heat favored obtaining healthy grapes that were balanced. The good ripening of the grapes was facilitated by the good weather in September and early October.
So yes, the yields are low, certainly but the quality is there and we are happy to share with you this vintage that we like to describe as "survivor".
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2017 is a powerful vintage, with aromas of dark fruit and chocolate on the nose. Château La Garricq 2017 has a great aging potential thanks to its beautiful freshness and a structure that is both solid and intensely fruity.
GOLD MEDAL 2020 Vignerons Indépendants Gold Medal
Wine Enthusiast 91 90–92. Barrel Sample. Ripe, structured yet also fruity, this is a fine wine that has a good future. It has a dry core that will fill out and come together with the juicy black-currant fruits. It will age well, so drink from 2023.
VertdeVin 91/ 15.5+
Le Figaro 15/20
Gault & Millau 14.5 - 15.5
Bernard Burtschy 89-90
Yves Beck 86-87
Neal Martin / Vinous 85-87
Cabernet Sauvignon 55% / Merlot 45%