To the south of Bordeaux, near Cadillac, Château Garreau stands in all its finery, on a small farm built at the end of the 18th century, on a plot of clay-limestone soils bearing the same name. In 1980, Alain Thienot took over the estate, determined to create a delicious Bordeaux Supérieur wine, the fruit of a terroir blessed with exceptional natural conditions.
Set in a natural amphitheatre, the vineyard stretches over the most magnificent slopes in the region, where the natural drainage and aspect are ideal for the vines. A number of Garreau’s stunning clay-limestone plots are particularly suited to cultivating Merlot, where it reveals all its fresh, smooth and rounded character. A few months in the winery suffice to reveal lovely intense aromas, and deliver a harmonious Bordeaux Supérieur wine, which can be enjoyed in its early years.
Bordeaux red pleasure, well-rounded, sweet with a nice material with a velvety mouthfeel.
Alain Thiénot since 1980.
On the upper reaches of Cadillac, approximately 40 km to the south of Bordeaux.
Clay-limestone. Vineyard is located on slopes within a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by several brooks and near to the River Garonne.
82% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Awards and press reviews
2017 Vintage: Gold Medal – Challenge International du Vin – France 2019
2014 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016
2013 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015
2012 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France – Mâcon 2014
Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014
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The delicious Bordeaux wine
Château Garreau Bordeaux Supérieur unveils its intense, generously deep, ruby red appearance. Cherry, damsons and redcurrant fruit notes dominate on the concentrated bouquet. On the wonderfully rounded palate, red fruit aromas, enhanced by silky tannins define the wine. The complexity and balance make this the ideal wine to discover the wines of Bordeaux.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor