1989 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) St. Julien Wine Tasting Note

1989 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)  (St. Julien) 87

With a strict leaning, the wine is better on the cedar, leaf, tobacco, wet earth and peppery, red berry nose, than on the austere palate. Fans of older, classic vintage will probably enjoy this more than I did.

lagrange Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Lagrange, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lagrange is not a wine that is fun too drink on the young side. The wine is too powerful and tannic in its youth. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-3 hours, give or take. 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 8-10 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 10-25 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau Lagrange with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau Lagrange 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 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 is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta as well as cheese.