PV Tasting Notes
Now fully mature, totally delicious, soft and round, the nose is deep black fruits, with some floral tones, the palate is lush and mouthfilling, loaded with deep blackberry flavours, a great value everyday Bordeaux at an affordable price. What more could you ask? What else would you expect from the winemaking talent Michel Roland. Should continue to drink well for another five years. Last tasted Dec 2009.Independent Review
88-90 points Steve Tanzer - International Wine Cellar June 1999
Purple to the rim. Black raspberry, violet and licorice on the nose. Dense and extremely primary in the mouth; lush and bright. A lot of wine here. Finishes very persistent and subtle, with even tannins.
87 points Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate April 2001
A sleeper of the vintage, as well as a very good value, this blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It offers a dense dark ruby/purple color as well as a gorgeously sweet bouquet of black fruits, earth, and wood.
This lovely Bordeaux will suit many red meat dishes including Beef wellington with mushroom farce, Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, Beef and horseradish stir fry, Seared beef fillet, Beef hotpot, Blackened beef steak, Chargrilled rack of lamb and confit lamb shoulder with smoked garlic mayonnaise, Herb crusted rack of lamb, Lamb shanks in red wine jus, Moroccan lamb steaks with spicy sauce, Navarin of lamb, Roast shoulder of lamb with honey and herbs, Noisettes of lamb with Lyonnais potatoes, Elizabethan lamb stew, Slow roasted pork belly, black pudding and apple, Rolled pork with pea purée, Stilton-stuffed pork loin, Pork belly with apples and sage, Venison with blueberries, Venison wellington, Fillet of venison and wild mushroom sauce, Loin of venison in a sloe gin and blackberry glaze or a simple but rich Venison casserole.
The wine of Château Garreau has been renowned for its quality since the roman times (under the Consul Ausone). Many of the buildings remaining today date from the middle of the 18th century. Château Garreau has passed through very few hands. Therefore it has been able to produce a wine which has always been sought after. Its uniqueness has been maintained by discretely handing the property to the priviledged few who appreciate its excellence.