Dominik Mueller

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2014 Le Marquis de Garraud

Tasting note

2014 Le Marquis de Garraud

A pure Merlot from Château Garraud in Lalande-de-Pomerol (Marquis de G is a Bordeaux AOC). Transparent, light purple colour with discreet brick-red tones at the rim. Visually, the wine does not yet show its age. On the nose, great, inviting fruity aromas of plum and blackberries. Behind this are spicy and earthy secondary aromas reminiscent of beetroot. Very good so far! In the mouth, a dry mouthfeel, but rather slightly astringent. Overall rather light with a good acidity so that the fruit does not come across too lush. This Merlot from a relatively – at least to me – unknown winemaker surprised me positively. The velvety, light tannins do not suggest a much longer ageing potential, but that doesn’t matter at all, because the wine is virtually singing at the moment. And at this price, it’s all the more fun. Drink now and within the next two years.

Drink through 2024.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Sunday, 12 February 2023.


8Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
4Wines with a rating of 4 stars are excellent wines in their category. They are almost at the top of their peer group in terms of personality and complexity.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 2014
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety: Merlot
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Château Garraud
Appellation: Bordeaux AOC
Vineyard: n/a
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