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"In the Lalande de Pomerol appellation, northeast of Bordeaux, in the Libourne area, Château Garraud is the main wine of the vineyard."

Created by the Count de Kermartin in the mid-19th century, Garraud’s vineyards appears in the 1868 edition of Le Féret.

Léon Nony bought the vineyard in 1939 and started to renovate and expand it. After his death in 1959, his son, Michel, then his grandson, Jean-Marc, continued his work.

In the 1990’s, the vat room and cellars were completely renovated to incorporate new techniques and the latest thinking in terms of vinification and ageing, while preserving traditional know-how.

 In 1997 and 2007, the family extended the vineyards.

With Merlot as the dominant grape variety, as well as Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, this vineyard gives its wines elegance, depth and ageing potential.

Today, Château Garraud is the “First Wine” of this large 36-hectare Lalande de Pomerol vineyard located in a well-known historical wine region.



Soil type

Located on the geological prolongation of the Pomerol plateau, varied soils (clay, gravel, clay-gravel).

Average age of vines

Around 30 years old

Planting density

Around 6 000 vines/ha 

Vineyard management

Double Guyot pruning, bud removal, sustainable soil enrichment, leaf thinning, green harvesting if necessary, ploughing, managed grass cover, harvesting when the grapes reach perfect maturity.


Vine treatments only if necessary (with preference given to more environmentally-friendly products and application methods), effluent treatment, the use of local suppliers when possible, and selective waste management.


Plot selection, sorting of the harvested grapes, full destemming, fermentation in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats, control of the maceration process and vinification temperatures.


In concrete tanks and barrels (of which around 1/3 are new barrels) in the underground barrel cellar. Fining if necessary.


The wines used for this “First Wine”, which only represents between 1/3 and 2/3 of the vineyard’s production, are selected for their fine quality and synergy. The blend is predominantly made up of Merlot (over 70%), complemented by Cabernet Franc and a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon.


50 000 to 130 000 bottles depending on the vintage. Bottled at the château.

Best drinking time

Between 5 and 15 years depending on the vintage and personal preferences.

Sales strategy

Direct sales partnerships with importers in all countries, and direct sales to the general public, wine stores and restaurateurs in France.

The vintages of Château Garraud

Click on a vintage below to access its data sheet:

2016          2015          2014          2013          2012          2011          2010          2009          2008          2007

The Press

Château Garraud 2018

Château GARRAUD 2018 : 88 - 90

The 2018 Château Garraud reveals a more ruby/plum color to go with a smoky, spicy, red-fruited bouquet, a broad, rounded mouthfeel, medium to full body, and sweet tannins. It’s a charming, forward, balanced effort to drink over the coming decade., Jeb Dunnuck, 01/05/2019, USA


Château GARRAUD 2018 : 15,5 / 16,5

Michel Rolland has given this 2018 just the right amount of modernity. This comes through in the complex nose, a mixture of raspberry coulis and pastry overtones.  The palate is coated by a lovely textured tannin. One detects an elegant mineral weave.

Revue des Vins de France n° 632, Pierre Vila Palleja, june 2019, France


Château GARRAUD 2015 : 88 pts

The 2015 Château Garraud is a ripe, rounded, medium-bodied Lalande de Pomerol offering plenty of ripe cherry fruit, notes of dried herbs, underbrush and spice, medium-bodied richness, and sweet tannin. It has plenty of charm and is certainly a solid wine that should last for a decade., Jeb Dunnuck, 30/11/2017, USA


Château GARRAUD 2018 : 91/100

A Léon-Nony estate and, as with L'Ancien, nobody is going to be in any doubt that there's a touch of oak in the blend, but it's more balanced here. The Cabernets add some freshness and elegance to this good quality wine. It has great juice running through the cassis fruits, and a lovely gourmet twist of smoke to the finish., Jane ANSON, 28/03/2019, UK


Château GARRAUD 2018 : 90 - 91 pts

There’s a solid core of ripe fruit to this pretty and savory young wine. New wood shows, but the depth and interest is there with the attractive fruit and the balance of tannins and acidity., James SUCKLING, 11/04/2019, USA


Château Garraud 2017

Château GARRAUD 2017 : Bronze Medal - 86 pts

Juicy plum and red forest fruit. Really pretty and floral, well balanced and with a hint of game. Rewarded with time.

London International Wine Challenge, 08/05/2019, UK


Château GARRAUD 2017 : 86 - 88+

The 2017 Château Garraud has some potential. Black raspberries, underbrush, and Asian spice characteristics, medium body, fine tannin, and nicely integrated acidity and make for a charming, forward Lalande de Pomerol that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate, yet also keep for 7-8 years., Jeb Dunnuck, 23/04/2018, USA


Château GARRAUD 2017 : 13.5/20

Reductive, opens with the red fruit, soft and tender on the palate, without too much tannin, favouring the fruit.

Le Point n°2386, Jacques DUPONT, 24/05/2018, France

Château Garraud 2016

Château GARRAUD 2016 : 88 pts

A well-made, enjoyable Lalande-de-Pomerol, the 2016 Château Garraud offers plenty of tobacco and leafy herb notes as well as ample dark fruit, medium body, a rounded, opulent texture, and a great finish. It’s a classic Bordeaux as well as a sleeper in the vintage. It should drink nicely for 8-10 years., Jeb Dunnuck, 28/02/2019, USA


Château GARRAUD 2016 : Silver Medal 

Concours Général Agricole 2019, 24/02/2019, France


Château GARRAUD 2016 : 90/100

The 2016 Garraud is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and delivers blackberry compote, plum preserves and cherry pie scants with touches of tilled soil and unsmoked cigars. Medium-bodied, the palate has a great intensity of black berry and earthy layers, textured by soft tannins and finishing with great length.



Château GARRAUD 2016 : Silver Medal - 92 pts

Complex herby fruit aromas. Delicate, stylish and well-dressed palate replete with plums and herbs.

London International Wine Challenge, 10/05/2018, UK


Château GARRAUD 2016 : 14.5-15/20

Cherries, elderberries, fresh, meaty, soft, fine tight juicy tannins, well-balanced ageing, well-rounded, taut.

Le Point n°2332, 18/05/2017, France


Château GARRAUD 2016 : 90-91 pts

Firm, silky and muscular with a pretty combination of silky tannins and bright acidity. Medium body and a linear finish. Chewy., James SUCKLING, 24/03/2017. USA

Château Garraud 2015

Château GARRAUD 2015 : 88 pts

The 2015 Château Garraud is a ripe, rounded, medium-bodied Lalande de Pomerol offering plenty of ripe cherry fruit, notes of dried herbs, underbrush and spice, medium-bodied richness, and sweet tannin. It has plenty of charm and is certainly a solid wine that should last for a decade., Jeb Dunnuck, 30/11/2017, USA


Château GARRAUD 2015 : 90/100

Medium to deep ruby red colour. Fragrant and floral nose with rose petal, red berries, plum and mild spices. Good grip on the palate, rather full but rounded texture with fresh and digest red fruit, and a long and dense finish. Youthful but already good drinkability and balance.



Château GARRAUD 2015 : 

This is not a micro-cuvée, but from the production of one of the appellation’s most important vineyards, with around 35 hectares.  Judging by its slightly evolved appearance, its nice open bouquet of cherries and other red fruit complemented by floral touches and discreet oak, and then by its texture, it won’t be long before this wine is ready to be enjoyed. Supple and fat on entry to the palate, it reveals a lovely soft body, with flavours of kernels and almonds, underpinned by silky tannins. This wine will be at its best between 2019-2028.

Guide Hachette 2019, France


Château GARRAUD 2015 : Gold Medal - 87 pts

Deep ruby hue. Ripe nose showing plenty of fruit, hints of cherries and red currants along with a touch of oak.  A robust and fairly powerful wine on the palate with lovely oaky and liquorice-like notes. It has that austere character popular with many wine lovers.

Guide des Vins Gilbert & Gaillard 2019, France


Château GARRAUD 2015 : Gold Medal

Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2018, France



Château GARRAUD 2015 : Silver Medal

Attractive floral leafy blackcurant aromas. Concentrated black fruit and spice palate with fresh leafy edge.

London International Wine Challenge, 12/05/2017, UK


Château GARRAUD 2015 : 92-93 pts

A red with lots of character and intensity with walnut and blackberry character. Full and velvety textured., James SUCKLING, 04/04/2016. USA

Château Garraud 2014

Château GARRAUD 2014 : 85/100

Medium deep ruby red colour. Youthful nose, some leather and barnyard with red plum and herbal notes. Light structure, some herbal flavours, firm tannin, high acidity and a restrained finish.



Château GARRAUD 2014 : 1 Star

The Nony family, originally from the Corrèze region, has owned Château Garraud, a leading wine estate in Lalande, since 1939. The vineyards of Treytins, straddling the Lalande and Montagne AOCs, were added to the property in 1997. Jean-Marc Nony, the grandson of the founder, Léon Nony, is at the helm today. This well-known wine looks very good with a strong colour promising good concentration. We love its very fresh, red fruit bouquet, complemented by a hint of chocolate, as we do its palate, which is fruity and liquoricy, solid and fresh, juicy and long. Undoubtedly has good cellar-ageing potential.

Guide Hachette 2018, September 2017, France


Château GARRAUD 2014 : SILVER Medal

Mundus Vini 2017, 28/02/2017, Germany


Château GARRAUD 2014 : 90 pts

This is very much what a lot of people around the world are looking for when they buy a Pomerol. The ripe plum fruit with a hint of vanilla and the full, round body are well supported by the powerful, dry tannins. If they were a little more polished on the finish, it would have scored higher. Better in 2020., James SUCKLING, 13/02/2017, USA


Château GARRAUD 2014 : Silver Medal

Structured and intense, it features a good expression of blackberries, cherries, lingonberries and pencil shavings. Firm tannins and a promise of great things to come.

London International Wine Challenge 2016, UK


Château GARRAUD 2014 : 89-90 pts

A firm and tight young red with blueberry, milk chocolate and walnut character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish, James SUCKLING, 23/03/15. USA

Château Garraud 2013

Château GARRAUD 2013 : 86/100 - Gold

Matured colour, with an orange hue. Opens with smoky aromas, jammy fruits and underbrush. Mature, with well-integrated tannins. Ripe aromatic register supported by powerful oak. Structured and chewy, a good match with spicy meat.

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2016, France


Château GARRAUD 2013 : 84-85 pts

A little lean, with berry and chocolate character. Medium body, fresh finish.

James Suckling, 09/04/2014, USA


Château GARRAUD 2013 : « Successes »

Plenty of fruit followed by fine tannins, showing a good balance of ripeness

and extraction.

Revue des Vins de France, Raoul Salama, May 2014, France


Château GARRAUD 2013 : 87-89 pts

Dark red cherries, plums, smoke, leather and game meld together in the 2013 Garraud. The flavors are broad, resonant and also a bit wild, yet all the elements fall into place nicely. There is no shortage of personality here.

Vinous, Antonio Galloni, April 2014


Château GARRAUD 2013 : Favourite – 14,5 pts /20

Spices, toasted notes and black fruits on the round, supple, mouthwatering palate. Soft tannins, nice fruit.

Le Point N° 2175, Jacques Dupont, May 2014, France

Château Garraud 2012

Château GARRAUD 2012 : Bronze Medal

There are nice aromas of black fruits with sweet spice and a hint of rose petal. The palate follows with good cassis and plum fruit with a well-balanced finish., 08/05/2019, UK


Château GARRAUD 2012 : 4 glasses

Lovely expressive aromas of black fruits, suave floral and smoky undertones, and great minerality follow through to a full-bodied, fleshy palate, showing a firm tannic backbone, lingering flavours and balance. Good potential.

Guide Hubert 2016, Hélène Durand, France


Château GARRAUD 2012 : 1 star

This Lalande blends 70% merlot with 30% cabernet (mostly cabernet franc) sourced from iron-rich clay ("crasse de fer") and gravel soils. Aged for one year in barrel, it feels very young: deep purple colour and a reticent nose delivering subtle toasted notes upon aeration (from the oak aging). Lovely full-bodied and round palate, with vanilla flavours and tannins that will soften with time.

Guide Hachette 2016, September 7, 2015, France


Château GARRAUD 2012 : 13,5 – 14 /20

Red fruit aromas, with a round and supple mouthfeel, showing restraint. Needs some time in the cellar, as it is still a bit closed.

Le Point n° 2243, September 2015, France


Château GARRAUD 2012 : Silver Medal

Concours des Vignerons Indépendants Paris 2015 - France


Château GARRAUD 2012 : Gold / 87 pts

Deep garnet color. Delicate aromas of vanilla and oak over a ripe fruit background. Soft, juicy and round on the palate. Clean finish, great fruit-oak balance. A distinct Lalande personality that benefited from the oak aging.

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2015, France


Château GARRAUD 2012 : 86 pts

A fine and delicate red with plum and cherry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. A little short. Drink now.

James Suckling,, February 23, 2015, USA


Château GARRAUD 2012 : Bronze Medal

Youthful fruity nose of plums and blackberries with a touch of cedar. Sweet red and black currants and a fruity finish.

London International Wine Challenge 2014, UK


Château GARRAUD 2012 : 83-85 pts, 26/04/13, USA

Château Garraud 2011

Château GARRAUD 2011 : 86 pts

Deep garnet colour. Expressive nose of smoke, plum and sour cherry with a hint of spice. Well-defined structure, crispy, exuberant, fresh, mixing vegetal notes and spices. Slightly firm finish. It should be approachable soon…

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2015, France


Château GARRAUD 2011 : 87 pts

A little diluted in the mid-palate but shows pleasant berry and chocolate character. Medium body, soft tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold.

James Suckling, 19/02/2014, USA


Château GARRAUD 2011 : 1 Star

The Nony family, originally from Correze, owns Ch. Garraud - a great Lalande value since 1939 and Chateau Treytins - spread over the Lalande and Montagne AOCs - since 1997. Jean-Marc Nony, the grandson of the founder Leon, is the current owner. Although not as spectacular as the 2010, a Guide Hachette selection, the 2011 holds some nice features. The wine exhibits a dark, attractive color, expressive ripe fruit aromas, a dense and generous mouthfeel (prune spirit) held together by ripe tannins and a gentle freshness. A full-bodied and well-balanced wine.

Guide Hachette 2015, France


Château GARRAUD 2011 : Gold Medal

Concours Général Agricole, Paris 2013, France


Château GARRAUD 2011 : 15 pts /20

Good depth of fruit. Well structured and fresh..

James Lawther, 2012, UK


Château GARRAUD 2011 : 86-87 pts

A wine with blueberry and mineral character but a little hard. We will see how it develops.

James Suckling, 2012, USA


Château GARRAUD 2011 : 2 stars

Very good.

Vino n° 3/2012, Bernard Sirot, 22/05/2012, Belgique


Château GARRAUD 2011 : Bronze Medal

Spicy compote and light raisin fruit. Tannic grip followed by chocolate/cocoa flavours, deep and soft, appealing.

London International Wine Challenge 2013, UK

Château Garraud 2010

Château GARRAUD 2010 : Coup de Coeur – 2 étoiles

In three generations, the Nony family has created one of the most important estates of the appellation, whose wines are regularly reviewed in these pages. The 2010 is a blockbuster, in terms of both quality and yield, which makes this an astonishing accomplishment. This classy, ruby/garnet wine displays delicate and complex aromas of black fruits, with chocolaty, minty, After Eight-like oak nuances. Straightforward and vibrant on entry, it has a full-bodied mid-palate, supported by firm, tight tannins. The long, fresh and intense finish reveals a powerful, well-balanced and lively wine which can be enjoyed in its youth or after five or six years of cellaring.

Guide Hachette 2014, France


Château GARRAUD 2010 : 91-92 pts

Solid core of fruit, with chocolate and coffe and berry character. Full and rich with velvety tannins and a long chewy finish.

James Suckling, 23/03/2011, USA


Château GARRAUD 2010 : 16 pts /20

Attractive aromas of ripe fleshy fruit and liquorice, a smooth mid-palate with peppery flavours and some leathery tones, full-bodied with a long finish, needs time to come together.

Jacques Dupont, Le Point N°2017, France


Château GARRAUD 2010 : 86 pts /100

Deep, bright red. Pure red and black berry fruits on the nose with echoes of blackcurrant, cherry and redcurrant. Full and generous on the palate, with lovely aroma replays. Rather rustic in style but harmonious.

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2014, France


Château GARRAUD 2010 : Bronze Medal

Deep colour, nice black fruit and currants, rich sticky attack and well defined finish

London International Wine Challenge 2012, UK

Château Garraud 2009

Château GARRAUD 2009 :

One of the most reliable wines from Bordeaux at the SAQ, no matter what the vintage. Still a touch jumbly for the moment, but there is some great definition here - mineral core, coated with fleshy red fruits, and perfectly ripe tannin. In a vintage where many wines were pushing overripeness, this shows beautiful restraint.

Bill Zacharkiw, La Gazette de Montréal, 26/03/13, Canada


Château GARRAUD 2009 : 89 pts /100

Deep young red colour. Elegant nose that offers a good depth of ripe red fruits. Velvety and plush mouthfeel with very attractive fruit flavours. Tasty all the way through to the fruity and spicy finish. Beautiful harmony and aging potential.

Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2013, France


Château GARRAUD 2009 : 3,5 glasses

Open nose of blackberry and strawberry layered with clove-like nuances and delicately spicy oak, straightforward on the palate, bearing noticeable tannins, fruit and freshness.

Guide Hubert 2012, Hélène Durand, France


Château GARRAUD 2009

No microvinification here, but a wine made from nearly 33 ha of vines on the terroir of Néac, close to Pomerol. This 2009 shows a deep colour with lovely purple hues. Aromas suggest ripe grapes; the Cabernet (30%) character discretely emerges over notes of blackcurrant and red fruits, while the oak remains relatively discreet. A smooth, expansive and warm entry leads to lovely fresh fruit flavours and tannins with notes of liquorice, leaving a sweet aftertaste. Still 1 or 2 years of patience before enjoying a wine that will hold for at least another 5 or 8 years.

Guide Hachette 2013, France


Château GARRAUD 2009 : Silver Medal

Discreet woody nose. Lovely fruit lounging behind a fine tannic structure. Long, rich, vanilla oak finish.

London International Wine Challenge 2011, UK


Château GARRAUD 2009 : 15.5

Bloody red, powerful palate, quite reticent, nice smooth texture, generous, spices, black fruits, beautiful concentration that does not impair the elegant nature.  .

Le Point N° 1964, Jacques Dupont, May 6, 2010, France


Château GARRAUD 2009 : 90-93

Blackberry and floral aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Very well done , James Suckling, 09/04/2010, USA


Château GARRAUD 2009 : 15,5

Deep colour. Good volume of fruit. Supple texture. Smooth, round tannins. Drink 2013-2018, april 2010, UK