2016 Le Garage De Papa



Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-94

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5th Generation winegrower and merchant Pierre Raoux’s family acquired Château d’Arsac in 1986, which has since become a recognised property in Margaux and a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel in 2020. He’s made wine all over the world, having spent two years in China and five years in Australia, and finished his studies in Australia with a Master in Wine in Melbourne, returning to France to utilise his experience to create a wine merchant company to offer quality wines at a reasonable price with a focus on Cru Bourgeois.

Category: SKU: hub-10393303-1-DP-STOCK-N

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Le Garage de Papa


Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon

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Greg Sherwood


Greg Sherwood 94

The 2016 Le Garage de Papa red blend shows all the power, pedigree and promise of a great Bordeaux vintage, and 2016 was certainly that. The aromatics are opulent and hedonistic boasting perfumed notes of pressed violets, lilac, sweet grilled herbs, warm black cherries, hoisin plum sauce, savoury black currants and hints of mulberries and blueberry crumble. Impressively complex on the palate, the wine has an attractive medium to full-bodied weight and a texture that is rich and velvety, plush and creamy with saline black currant and black cherry fruits over dense sweet chalky tannins. Wonderfully elegant in the mouth with a seamless freshness and balance leading to a long, mouth coating concentration on the finish. Some very accomplished winemaking on display here for a wine that is drinking fabulously well now but that will undoubtedly evolve beneficially in bottle for another 8 to 10+ years. Claret drinkers make space in your cellar! [Greg Sherwood, 10/06/2024]

Producer Profile

Pierre Raoux is the son of Philippe Raoux, the owner of Château d’Arsac in Margaux. Pierre has been making garage wines in Saint-Emilion since the early 1980s. These rare wines, of great quality, require meticulous work in the vineyard (plot selection, severe pruning, yield control, hand harvesting) as well as in the cellar. They sometimes compete with the greatest at very affordable prices!

Every year, Le Garage de Papa offers you a Made in Médoc micro-cuvée of 5,000 numbered bottles.
This cuvée also has the particularity of having been put on the market at the moment of its optimal consumption, at its best maturity. Because the bottles must be drunk…
Papa’s Garage meets the expectations of the 21st century consumer who drinks less wine, but better quality: a rare wine sold for less than a Grand Cru Classé.