Château Lagrange

Colour: Red
Country: france
Producer: chateau lagrange
Grape: Bordeaux Red Blend
Region: bordeaux
Appellation: saint julien


  • 92 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”The 2014 Lagrange has indeed pulled its socks up, as I opined when I tasted the wine from barrel. Now in bottle, it has a conservative, tertiary nose with introverted black fruit mixed with cedar and sandalwood aromas. It feels tight at the moment but there is satisfying focus here. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin on the entry, though the Merlot component becomes more prominent towards the finish and offers a lovely fleshy, poised finish with a dab of black pepper on the aftertaste. Modest but stylish Lagrange, which is exactly what you expect." Neal Martin

  • 93 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”Tightly knit, oaky and rich, with formidable concentration, but broodingly backward and not showing the charm and concentration of the top wines of St.-Julien, this 2009 from Lagrange is still an outstanding effort that has length, richness and character. It should be cellared for a good 5-6 years and then consumed over the following 25 years.“ Robert Parker

  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Lagrange has a crisp and focused, graphite-tinged bouquet that is well defined, showing more precision than many of its Saint Julien peers. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, grippy in the mouth, with cedar and sage towards the finish. There is impressive body and presence conferred by this Lagrange that is aging with style (as this Saint Julien has a propensity to do in more challenging growing seasons). This is one to watch.” Neal Martin

  • 93 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. I awarded the 2006 Château Lagrange a very high score when I tasted it from barrel. It does nothing to dispel my optismism in bottle after ten years. It has a lively, quite vivacious bouquet with blackberry, briary, cedar and violet scents, almost Margaux-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine grip in the mouth. The acidity here is well judged, extremely well focused with impressive weight and structure on the finish, backed up by that tobacco-stained fruit. You cannot go wrong with Lagrange in this vintage.” Neal Martin

  • 94 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”Once again the provocative words “the best ever made” appear in my tasting notes. In twenty-eight years, I have never tasted a Lagrange as amazing as this 2005. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by pure notes of creme de cassis, cedar, spice box, and a hint of cherries. Full-bodied, powerful, and opulent, with high tannin as well as extract in addition to great freshness, definition, and length, this long-lived beauty should be at its finest between 2012-2030.”Robert Parker

  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”A deep ruby/purple color is followed by classic notes of black currants, cedar, tobacco leaf, and spice box. Displaying better integration of new oak as well as more elegance and finesse than usual (Lagrange tends to be blatantly oaky in many vintages), it possesses sweet fruit, pretty flavors, and a clean, supple-textured finish. Enjoy it over the next 12-14 years.” Robert Parker

  • 93 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”An impressive performance by Lagrange, the 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color with obvious notes of melted licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. This ripe, dense, full-bodied St.-Julien is chewy, thick, high in tannin, large-bodied, and impressively long and dense. As always, it is less expressive than some of its peers, but it is loaded as well as reasonably priced.” Robert Parker

  • 90 Points - The Wine Advocate

    ”The 1995 Lagrange is similar to the 1996, but the fruit is sweeter, the acidity lower, and the wine less marked by Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is a deep ruby/purple. The wine boasts a roasted herb, charcoal, black currant, mineral, and new oak-scented nose. Medium to full-bodied and ripe, with copious quantities of jammy black cherry and cassis flavors presented in a medium-bodied, low acid, moderately tannic style, this well-endowed, purely made wine requires cellaring.” Robert Parker

For many years Château Lagrange was regarded as performing well below what is expected of a 3ème Cru Classé. However the property was bought by the Japanese Suntory Group in 1983 who immediately began renovating the vineyards and the winery. Since then it has gone on to become a model estate, and today few properties rival Lagrange with its state of the art winery and huge barrique chais.

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