Chateau Lagrange Pomerol Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Learn everything about Chateau Lagrange Pomerol with wine tasting notes, wine, and food pairing tips. Learn the best vintages, a history of the property, information on the vineyards and winemaking and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol History, Overview

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol dates back to at least the later part of the 19th century. At the time it was owned by the de Jaurias family. The wines were sold under the name of La Grange Tropchaud in the early 1920s.

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol was bought by Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1953 by the Pecresse family. The property is situated on the far north end of the Pomerol appellation. Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is a slightly rustic, old school, medium-bodied, early-drinking style of Bordeaux wine from Pomerol.

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 9.2 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is planted to 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard was almost doubled in size in 2012. This proved to be a good move as the wines have continued improving.

The terroir is gravel with some clay in the soils. In fact, you find some of the famous blue clay in their terroir. The vineyard’s best parcels are located not far from Chateau Le Gay and Chateau Vray Croix de Gay.

Things changed again for the estate when the remaining vineyard of Certan Marzelle was added to Lagrange Pomerol, after Certan Marzelle was no longer being made.

For the vinification of Chateau Lagrange Pomerol, since there is no chateau or winemaking facilities at the property, the wines are produced at Chateau Trotanoy.

Two laser sorting tables have been in use since 2009. The winery uses temperature-controlled, traditional concrete vats for the fermentation and since 2004 some stainless tanks have been added as well. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks. The press wine obtained from the vertical basket press is added or not during the elevage.

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is aged in between 20% to 25% new, French oak barrels for an average of 18 to 24 months. Production is close to 2,000 cases per year of Chateau Lagrange Pomerol.

The best vintages of Chateau Lagrange Pomerol are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005 and 2000.

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is an early drinking, user-friendly, style of Bordeaux.

When to Drink Chateau Lagrange Pomerol, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol can be decanted for an average of 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Lagrange is usually better with at least 2-4 years of bottle age.

Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Lagrange offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Lagrange Pomerol with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Lagrange Pomerol is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

Château Lagrange (Pomerol) Wine Tasting Notes

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2019 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 89

Earthy, leafy, ripe, plums with soft tannins and a juicy, forward, plummy, cherry-filled finish are what you will find here in this medium-bodied, early-drinking, correct Pomerol. 88-90 Pts

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2018 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 88

A forward, medium-bodied, early-drinking Pomerol with a core of flowers, cocoa, plum and cherry. Soft, bright and spicy, this will be best in its first decade of life. 87-89 Pts

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2017 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 88

Truffle, thyme, herbs and red fruits stand out on the nose. Medium bodied and soft with gentle tannins, this ready-to-drink wine has a sweet, fruity finish with a touch of herbs and olives on the back end. 88 Points

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2016 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 89

A forward, correct Pomerol with musky plums and cherries fashioning its character, this wine is medium bodied and already open. In the mouth, a dab of cocoa and cherry greet you amid the soft red fruits and spice. This is a wine to enjoy on the young side. 89 Points

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2015 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 87

This value-priced Pomerol is not a wine I see often. With a light, ruby hue, this wine combines earthiness with light, soft, red cherries and a hint of crisp raspberry in the finish. 86 - 88 Pts

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2010 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 84

Simple, easy drinking, light style of Pomerol, with a red plum and earthy personality. 84 Points

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2009 Château Lagrange (Pomerol)  (Pomerol) 85

Medium bodied, dominated by bright red fruits, earth and spice, this is best drunk on the young side. 85 Points

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