2010 Château Lagrange (St. Julien) St. Julien Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note

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2010 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)  (St. Julien) 93
Fresh, crisp, bright, and chewy, the red fruits offer purity, refinement, and lift, with energy, and length. Still youthful, its best days are in the future. So, hands off for a few years. Drink from 2025-2050.

Fresh, crisp, bright, and chewy, the red fruits offer purity, refinement, and lift, with energy, and length. Still youthful, its best days are in the future. So, hands off for a few years. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Continuing to develop incely, the showy nose is filled with oak, cassis, spicy, fresh blackberries and thyme. The finish tannic, but the tannins are ripe. The blend of 75% Cabernet and 25% Merlot demands at least another decade in the cellar.

Continuing to develop incely, the showy nose is filled with oak, cassis, spicy, fresh blackberries and thyme. The finish tannic, but the tannins are ripe. The blend of 75% Cabernet and 25% Merlot demands at least another decade in the cellar.

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Soft blackberry, olive, herb, cocoa, oak and black plums open to a fresh, full bodied wine. From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, there is some drying sensations in the fresh, crisp, red and black fruit, olive tapenade finish.

Soft blackberry, olive, herb, cocoa, oak and black plums open to a fresh, full bodied wine. From a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, there is some drying sensations in the fresh, crisp, red and black fruit, olive tapenade finish.

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Lagrange is a powerful Bordeaux wine, packed with ripe dark berries and cassis. This concentrated coca and ripe berry flavored St. Julien wine offers freshness and a licorice cassis filled finish. 90-92 Pts

Lagrange is a powerful Bordeaux wine, packed with ripe dark berries and cassis. This concentrated coca and ripe berry flavored St. Julien wine offers freshness and a licorice cassis filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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When to Drink Chateau Lagrange, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Lagrange is not a wine that is fun to 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.

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