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Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

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2023
92
Black cherries, black currants, flowers, and mint blend perfectly in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, fresh, energetic, bright, chewy palate. Give this a few years in the bottle, and it is going to be a very good wine to drink over the next few decades. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak! The wine is produced from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 16% Merlot. Drink from 2029-2055. 91-93 Pts.

Black cherries, black currants, flowers, and mint blend perfectly in the nose, and on the medium-bodied, fresh, energetic, bright, chewy palate. Give this a few years in the bottle, and it is going to be a very good wine to drink over the next few decades. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak! The wine is produced from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 16% Merlot. Drink from 2029-2055. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
95
Deep in color, the nose reminds you of walking into a flower shop carrying a basket of fresh-picked berries. The wine is silky, fresh, polished, elegant, and deep, with length, soft tannins, and waves of fruit and freshness in the finish. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak and with 2022, the streak continues! The wine is produced from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2027-2055. 94-96 Pts.

Deep in color, the nose reminds you of walking into a flower shop carrying a basket of fresh-picked berries. The wine is silky, fresh, polished, elegant, and deep, with length, soft tannins, and waves of fruit and freshness in the finish. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak and with 2022, the streak continues! The wine is produced from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2027-2055. 94-96 Pts.

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2021
92
The nose, with its tobacco, herbs, flowers, red currants, cedar and spice pops with little effort. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, crisp, chewy and loaded with savory-tinted red fruits with ample, sweetness to the soft, supple, cherries in the finish. The wine is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. It is interesting to note that this is the highest percentage of Cabernet used in the blend in the history of the estate. Drink from 2025-2045.

The nose, with its tobacco, herbs, flowers, red currants, cedar and spice pops with little effort. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, crisp, chewy and loaded with savory-tinted red fruits with ample, sweetness to the soft, supple, cherries in the finish. The wine is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. It is interesting to note that this is the highest percentage of Cabernet used in the blend in the history of the estate. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Blackberries, cedar, tobacco, spice and savory herbs on the nose bring you to a soft-textured, supple, round, forward, classical wine with a creamy-textured, dusty, peppery, crunchy, red currant-packed finish. The wine is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot. It is interesting to note that this is the highest percentage of Cabernet used in the blend in the history of the estate. 13% ABV. Yields were low at only 30 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025-2045. 91-93

Blackberries, cedar, tobacco, spice and savory herbs on the nose bring you to a soft-textured, supple, round, forward, classical wine with a creamy-textured, dusty, peppery, crunchy, red currant-packed finish. The wine is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot. It is interesting to note that this is the highest percentage of Cabernet used in the blend in the history of the estate. 13% ABV. Yields were low at only 30 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025-2045. 91-93

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2021
90
Flowers, white peaches, tangerine and yellow citrus notes with a deft touch of honeysuckle is fresh, vibrant, crisp and also creamy in the finish. Drink from 2023-2032. 90-90

Flowers, white peaches, tangerine and yellow citrus notes with a deft touch of honeysuckle is fresh, vibrant, crisp and also creamy in the finish. Drink from 2023-2032. 90-90

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2020
95
The perfume kicks off with mint, cigar box, black and red currants, black cherries and tobacco leaves. And with all that, the wine is just getting started because it is even better on the palate with its multiple-layers of supple, fresh, vibrant, sweet, ripe fruits, elegant silky tannins, length and purity. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak and 2020 could be their best vintage yet. If you haven't tasted what they are doing, you need to grab a bottle and pull a cork! Drink from 2027-2055.

The perfume kicks off with mint, cigar box, black and red currants, black cherries and tobacco leaves. And with all that, the wine is just getting started because it is even better on the palate with its multiple-layers of supple, fresh, vibrant, sweet, ripe fruits, elegant silky tannins, length and purity. Starting with the 2016 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak and 2020 could be their best vintage yet. If you haven't tasted what they are doing, you need to grab a bottle and pull a cork! Drink from 2027-2055.

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Dark garnet in color, the nose, with its tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, forest leaf, flowers and cassis is enthralling. Full-bodied, concentrated, big, juicy and fruity, there is a lot of life here. The fruits are ripe, creamy, spicy, long and vibrant and they not only work on the mid-palate, they carry through to the extended finish. Starting with the 2018 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak. 93-95 Pts

Dark garnet in color, the nose, with its tobacco leaf, cedar, cigar box, forest leaf, flowers and cassis is enthralling. Full-bodied, concentrated, big, juicy and fruity, there is a lot of life here. The fruits are ripe, creamy, spicy, long and vibrant and they not only work on the mid-palate, they carry through to the extended finish. Starting with the 2018 vintage, Lagrange has been on a hot streak. 93-95 Pts

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2019
95
Medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, this is fabulous from the get go. The nose, with its display of cigar box, black currants and cedar is just great and the wine is even better on the palate with its display of soft-textured, vibrant, sweet, red fruits which show off their purity and freshness with ease. This is another gem showing much better in the bottle than it did in the barrel. They have really been on a roll here at Lagrange since 2015 and 2019 could be their best vintage yet! Drink from 2028-2055.

Medium-bodied, elegant and fresh, this is fabulous from the get go. The nose, with its display of cigar box, black currants and cedar is just great and the wine is even better on the palate with its display of soft-textured, vibrant, sweet, red fruits which show off their purity and freshness with ease. This is another gem showing much better in the bottle than it did in the barrel. They have really been on a roll here at Lagrange since 2015 and 2019 could be their best vintage yet! Drink from 2028-2055.

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A big, juicy, energetic blast of spicy, invigorating cassis is the first thing that sticks with you. The fruit is sweet, round, full-bodied and fresh. The fruit here really lingers on your palate, and the tannins are ripe and present, which is a good thing because that sensation of purity in the finish is something you want to hang on to. 92-94 Pts

A big, juicy, energetic blast of spicy, invigorating cassis is the first thing that sticks with you. The fruit is sweet, round, full-bodied and fresh. The fruit here really lingers on your palate, and the tannins are ripe and present, which is a good thing because that sensation of purity in the finish is something you want to hang on to. 92-94 Pts

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2018
95
Deep in color, the wine wastes little time strutting its stuff. The spicy, fresh, vibrant red berries, cigar box, tobacco leaf and cedar grab your attention. When the wine hits your palate with all its layers of juicy, sweet, energetic fruits, things really get going, ending with a finish that is lush, round, supple, fresh and lively. As I wrote during the barrel tastings, this is the finest vintage of Chateau Lagrange ever produced! As this ages and develops more softness and nuances, the wine could score even higher.

Deep in color, the wine wastes little time strutting its stuff. The spicy, fresh, vibrant red berries, cigar box, tobacco leaf and cedar grab your attention. When the wine hits your palate with all its layers of juicy, sweet, energetic fruits, things really get going, ending with a finish that is lush, round, supple, fresh and lively. As I wrote during the barrel tastings, this is the finest vintage of Chateau Lagrange ever produced! As this ages and develops more softness and nuances, the wine could score even higher.

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It is great to see Lagrange on a hot streak. The wine is full-bodied, round, ripe and loaded with tobacco, black currant, herbs, leaf, espresso, boysenberry and floral aromatics. With its concentration and depth of flavor 2018 is -- without a doubt --the best wine ever produced here. The wine will age for decades with ease. 93-95 Pts

It is great to see Lagrange on a hot streak. The wine is full-bodied, round, ripe and loaded with tobacco, black currant, herbs, leaf, espresso, boysenberry and floral aromatics. With its concentration and depth of flavor 2018 is -- without a doubt --the best wine ever produced here. The wine will age for decades with ease. 93-95 Pts

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2017
90
Medium-bodied, classically styled with an herbal edge to the cassis and cranberry notes found here. The wine has dusty tannins and a sharp, sweet and tart finish.

Medium-bodied, classically styled with an herbal edge to the cassis and cranberry notes found here. The wine has dusty tannins and a sharp, sweet and tart finish.

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Energetic, bright, medium bodied with tobacco and cedar-wrapped red fruits, the wine is tannic with quite a bit of freshness and a crunchy, illuminated finish.

Energetic, bright, medium bodied with tobacco and cedar-wrapped red fruits, the wine is tannic with quite a bit of freshness and a crunchy, illuminated finish.

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2016
94
This just keeps getting better and better. Now you find, flowers, tobacco, earth, herbs and layers of ripe, sweet, juicy, lively red fruits. There is concentration and depth of flavor, this is without doubt, the best wine ever produced here. This will age for decades with ease.

This just keeps getting better and better. Now you find, flowers, tobacco, earth, herbs and layers of ripe, sweet, juicy, lively red fruits. There is concentration and depth of flavor, this is without doubt, the best wine ever produced here. This will age for decades with ease.

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Clearly the best and most exciting wine ever produced here, the wine offers a serious depth of flavor, loads of freshness and a soft, elegant, yet, full-bodied and concentrated mouthfilling tasting experience. This will age for decades with ease.

Clearly the best and most exciting wine ever produced here, the wine offers a serious depth of flavor, loads of freshness and a soft, elegant, yet, full-bodied and concentrated mouthfilling tasting experience. This will age for decades with ease.

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Tobacco, cedar, red currants and smokey earth notes create the character. Full bodied, fresh, clean and classic, the wine serves up a concentrated, elegant mouth full of deep, dark, red fruits with freshness. Give this at least a decade before popping a cork.

Tobacco, cedar, red currants and smokey earth notes create the character. Full bodied, fresh, clean and classic, the wine serves up a concentrated, elegant mouth full of deep, dark, red fruits with freshness. Give this at least a decade before popping a cork.

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A Truman Capote In Cold Blood kind of red, Zoe Saldana rolling the tobacco leaf, a bowl of dark red fruits with a few perfect stems of crunchy black currants. There is a freshness to the fruit and ripeness to the tannins that make this vintage a celebrity. The wine has crunch and zest and the finish offers a nice bite of tang and temptation. The wine was made from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot.

A Truman Capote In Cold Blood kind of red, Zoe Saldana rolling the tobacco leaf, a bowl of dark red fruits with a few perfect stems of crunchy black currants. There is a freshness to the fruit and ripeness to the tannins that make this vintage a celebrity. The wine has crunch and zest and the finish offers a nice bite of tang and temptation. The wine was made from blending 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot.

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2016
88
Forward, easy-drinking, lighter style with a simple, yellow citrus and floral, fresh profile and grapefruit filled finish that is ready to go.

Forward, easy-drinking, lighter style with a simple, yellow citrus and floral, fresh profile and grapefruit filled finish that is ready to go.

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2015
95
I love seeing wines continue going up in score. This vintage of Lagrange keeps getting better and better with every tasting. Now, you find a wine with depth, roundness, lift, concentration, and complexity. The fruit comes in layers with its sweet currants, edged with tobacco leaf and spice on the nose and on the elegant, silky, and fresh palate. This is showing great today, and should only get better from here. Drink from 2023-2050.

I love seeing wines continue going up in score. This vintage of Lagrange keeps getting better and better with every tasting. Now, you find a wine with depth, roundness, lift, concentration, and complexity. The fruit comes in layers with its sweet currants, edged with tobacco leaf and spice on the nose and on the elegant, silky, and fresh palate. This is showing great today, and should only get better from here. Drink from 2023-2050.

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This is a great vintage for Lagrange, as it allowed the fruit to develop to its true potential. There is a true depth of flavor, softness to the wall of tannins, and a fresh, vibrancy to the layers of ripe, crisp red berries that stands out in the glass. This will age for years.

This is a great vintage for Lagrange, as it allowed the fruit to develop to its true potential. There is a true depth of flavor, softness to the wall of tannins, and a fresh, vibrancy to the layers of ripe, crisp red berries that stands out in the glass. This will age for years.

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Deep ruby in color, this full-bodied wine is packed with crisp, crunchy cassis and black fruits. The tannins are present but ripe and the fruit has freshness and persistence in a slightly stoic but creamy finish. Only 35% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. This wine was produced from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.3% ABV. 90 - 92 Pts

Deep ruby in color, this full-bodied wine is packed with crisp, crunchy cassis and black fruits. The tannins are present but ripe and the fruit has freshness and persistence in a slightly stoic but creamy finish. Only 35% of the harvest was placed into the Grand Vin. This wine was produced from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.3% ABV. 90 - 92 Pts

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2014
89
Fresh, bright and crisp, the cassis and cranberry fruits are made more interesting with the addition of fresh herbs, tobacco and spice. Medium/full bodied, and on the fresh side, this should age nicely.

Fresh, bright and crisp, the cassis and cranberry fruits are made more interesting with the addition of fresh herbs, tobacco and spice. Medium/full bodied, and on the fresh side, this should age nicely.

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With more softness than expected, this medium-bodied wine tastes like you’re biting into a handful of fresh, juicy, ripe, crisp, red fruits with a spray of cassis on top. 88-90 Pts

With more softness than expected, this medium-bodied wine tastes like you’re biting into a handful of fresh, juicy, ripe, crisp, red fruits with a spray of cassis on top. 88-90 Pts

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2013
87
Medium bodied, with light, bright, crisp red cherries and cranberry, this light, classically styled wine ends with a touch of cedar and peppery, sweet and tart red berries in the finish.

Medium bodied, with light, bright, crisp red cherries and cranberry, this light, classically styled wine ends with a touch of cedar and peppery, sweet and tart red berries in the finish.

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Light, bright and spicy, this wine is dominated by cherry and fresh strawberry and will be best in its youth. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. 86-88 Pts

Light, bright and spicy, this wine is dominated by cherry and fresh strawberry and will be best in its youth. The wine was made from a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. 86-88 Pts

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2012
89
Slightly strict, with a classic lean, the crisp, crunchy fruits and tannins should come together and could develop into a softer, more nuanced wine with a few years of age.

Slightly strict, with a classic lean, the crisp, crunchy fruits and tannins should come together and could develop into a softer, more nuanced wine with a few years of age.

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Using 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5 ABV. The wine was produced from the lowest yields in the history of the estate at 38 hectoliters per hectare. Only 35% of the harvest was used in the grand vin. Spicy blackberries, cedar and cassis notes end with a tannic, crisp, medium-bodied, cassis filled finish. 89-91 Pts

Using 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5 ABV. The wine was produced from the lowest yields in the history of the estate at 38 hectoliters per hectare. Only 35% of the harvest was used in the grand vin. Spicy blackberries, cedar and cassis notes end with a tannic, crisp, medium-bodied, cassis filled finish. 89-91 Pts

3,521 Views   Tasted
2011
89
The earthy, cranberry, tobacco and cassis perfume pairs with smoky, dark, red berries, herbs and spice in the finish.

The earthy, cranberry, tobacco and cassis perfume pairs with smoky, dark, red berries, herbs and spice in the finish.

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Cassis, cedar, earth and vanilla scents with medium body and round tannins. Soft ripe, cherries are found in finish. 89-91 Pts

Cassis, cedar, earth and vanilla scents with medium body and round tannins. Soft ripe, cherries are found in finish. 89-91 Pts

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2010
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.

7,342 Views   Tasted
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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2009
93
A nice juicy mouthful of sweet, ripe, round textured cassis, made even better by all the cedar, spice, espresso, flowers, and blackberries. Full-bodied, with soft, ripe tannins, and plenty of fruit in the mid-palate and finish, this has upped its game over the past few years. Drink from 2023-2045.

A nice juicy mouthful of sweet, ripe, round textured cassis, made even better by all the cedar, spice, espresso, flowers, and blackberries. Full-bodied, with soft, ripe tannins, and plenty of fruit in the mid-palate and finish, this has upped its game over the past few years. Drink from 2023-2045.

4,276 Views   Tasted
Medium/full-bodied, crisp and classic, with a bright red berry edge to the smoke, tobacco, spice and forest leaf character, give this another 5 years in the cellar to soften and fill out.

Medium/full-bodied, crisp and classic, with a bright red berry edge to the smoke, tobacco, spice and forest leaf character, give this another 5 years in the cellar to soften and fill out.

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Oak, licorice, smoky blackberries and cocoa aromas lead to a medium bodied, soft, sweet, round wine with potential. The wine is much better served at close to cellar temperature. The wine was made from a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.

Oak, licorice, smoky blackberries and cocoa aromas lead to a medium bodied, soft, sweet, round wine with potential. The wine is much better served at close to cellar temperature. The wine was made from a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot.

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Smoke, black pepper, ripe black cherry, earth and plum notes create the aromatics. From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, this fresh, medium, earthy, crunchy, cassis filled, tannic wine is beefy in style. It will take time for the tannic wine to develop. This is more classic in style than many 2009 Bordeaux wines.

Smoke, black pepper, ripe black cherry, earth and plum notes create the aromatics. From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, this fresh, medium, earthy, crunchy, cassis filled, tannic wine is beefy in style. It will take time for the tannic wine to develop. This is more classic in style than many 2009 Bordeaux wines.

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2008
88
From a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine offers secondary character with its truffle, tobacco, cassis, smoke and citrus nose. But there is a definite sense of under ripeness in the nose and on the palate that could become more noticeable in the future.

From a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine offers secondary character with its truffle, tobacco, cassis, smoke and citrus nose. But there is a definite sense of under ripeness in the nose and on the palate that could become more noticeable in the future.

4,688 Views   Tasted
2007
89
Quite successful for the vintage, this is in its primetime drinking window. Medium bodied, with crisp, red fruits, earthy notes, cedar wood and tobacco, the finish is bright, with hints of pepper, and green herbs, paired with red fruits. There is no reason for further aging.

Quite successful for the vintage, this is in its primetime drinking window. Medium bodied, with crisp, red fruits, earthy notes, cedar wood and tobacco, the finish is bright, with hints of pepper, and green herbs, paired with red fruits. There is no reason for further aging.

4,292 Views   Tasted
2006
90
Made from a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot, the wine is showing some signs of maturity in the nose but not in the mouth, as it's still strict and tannic. On the palate, the wine is firm, masculine and straight forward, with a fresh, juicy cassis personality.

Made from a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot, the wine is showing some signs of maturity in the nose but not in the mouth, as it's still strict and tannic. On the palate, the wine is firm, masculine and straight forward, with a fresh, juicy cassis personality.

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It takes some effort to find the coffee, tobacco and cassis scents as the wine is still tight. The wine is medium/full bodied, tannic and demands another 3-5 years of cellaring before coming around. Interestingly, this is one of the rare vintages with no Petit Verdot in the blend.

It takes some effort to find the coffee, tobacco and cassis scents as the wine is still tight. The wine is medium/full bodied, tannic and demands another 3-5 years of cellaring before coming around. Interestingly, this is one of the rare vintages with no Petit Verdot in the blend.

6,425 Views   Tasted
2005
90
Concentrated, structured, tannic, firm and built to age, this powerful, masculine St. Julien is still young. Time and effort were needed before the earthy, coffee, blackberry, fresh herb and tobacco personality began to emerge. This demands at least 5-8 years in the cellar for everything to come together.

Concentrated, structured, tannic, firm and built to age, this powerful, masculine St. Julien is still young. Time and effort were needed before the earthy, coffee, blackberry, fresh herb and tobacco personality began to emerge. This demands at least 5-8 years in the cellar for everything to come together.

12,905 Views   Tasted
2004
88
Slightly rustic tannins, classic in style, with a firm character, red berries and cranberry in the finish.

Slightly rustic tannins, classic in style, with a firm character, red berries and cranberry in the finish.

4,278 Views   Tasted
2003
89
Just now starting to dry out a bit, there is still plenty of tobacco, cassis, cranberry and earthy notes in the nose, but this is not for long term aging. The tannins are firm and the finish is slightly drying in the end notes.

Just now starting to dry out a bit, there is still plenty of tobacco, cassis, cranberry and earthy notes in the nose, but this is not for long term aging. The tannins are firm and the finish is slightly drying in the end notes.

5,609 Views   Tasted
With its showy nose of coffee bean, cocoa powder, black cherry, plum jam, tobacco and earth, the wine is starting to soften and open up. From a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, this stylish wine is probably my favorite of Lagrange to date.

With its showy nose of coffee bean, cocoa powder, black cherry, plum jam, tobacco and earth, the wine is starting to soften and open up. From a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, this stylish wine is probably my favorite of Lagrange to date.

6,945 Views   Tasted
2002
87
On the lean, green side, with a better nose, due to its lead pencil, tobacco, earth, forest floor and piquant red berry nuances, than you find on the palate. Lovers of cooler, old-school vintages will appreciate the leafy, herbal nature here more than i did.

On the lean, green side, with a better nose, due to its lead pencil, tobacco, earth, forest floor and piquant red berry nuances, than you find on the palate. Lovers of cooler, old-school vintages will appreciate the leafy, herbal nature here more than i did.

2,518 Views   Tasted
2001
91
This has developed quite nicely with its tobacco, smoke, cigar box, blackberry and cedar wood personality. The tannins are ripe, the fruit is ample and fresh, finish with a spicy, cassis and pomegranate note. While fun to taste now, this will get better with a few more years in the bottle.

This has developed quite nicely with its tobacco, smoke, cigar box, blackberry and cedar wood personality. The tannins are ripe, the fruit is ample and fresh, finish with a spicy, cassis and pomegranate note. While fun to taste now, this will get better with a few more years in the bottle.

4,602 Views   Tasted
2000
85
Earthy, with blackberries and tobacco in the nose. This medium bodied wine has a distinct green pepper note that is off putting. There is some rusticity to the tannins in the finish. Previous bottles have been better.

Earthy, with blackberries and tobacco in the nose. This medium bodied wine has a distinct green pepper note that is off putting. There is some rusticity to the tannins in the finish. Previous bottles have been better.

6,867 Views   Tasted
Notes of leaf, olives, tobacco and spicy cassis open to a soft, tannic, full bodied wine that finishes with elements of cocoa powder and fresh cassis. Time will probably add to this wine. I’d give it at least another few years.

Notes of leaf, olives, tobacco and spicy cassis open to a soft, tannic, full bodied wine that finishes with elements of cocoa powder and fresh cassis. Time will probably add to this wine. I’d give it at least another few years.

7,737 Views   Tasted
Still deeply colored, with scents of cassis, fennel, earth, stone and spice, this impressive, full bodied wine remains young, fresh and tannic. Masculine in style, additional cellaring will soften this St. Julien wine a bit.

Still deeply colored, with scents of cassis, fennel, earth, stone and spice, this impressive, full bodied wine remains young, fresh and tannic. Masculine in style, additional cellaring will soften this St. Julien wine a bit.

12,617 Views   Tasted
1996
91
Fully mature and showing quite well with its tobacco, cigar box, cedar, leaf and cassis charms, there is nice, spice and fresh component in the finish giving it lift and length. The wine was produced from a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.

Fully mature and showing quite well with its tobacco, cigar box, cedar, leaf and cassis charms, there is nice, spice and fresh component in the finish giving it lift and length. The wine was produced from a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.

4,445 Views   Tasted
1995
90
As this approaches its 25th birthday, while not exactly rounded out, the wine has softened. The nose has an herbal leaning, with cedar and tobacco leaf accents to the bright red fruits, while the palate is a nice juicy bite of sweet and tart red fruits.

As this approaches its 25th birthday, while not exactly rounded out, the wine has softened. The nose has an herbal leaning, with cedar and tobacco leaf accents to the bright red fruits, while the palate is a nice juicy bite of sweet and tart red fruits.

3,974 Views   Tasted
1990
90
Big, muscular and tannic, the wine offers tobacco, cassis, black cherry and forest floor scents. Traditional in style, from a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot, this solid wine is fully mature.

Big, muscular and tannic, the wine offers tobacco, cassis, black cherry and forest floor scents. Traditional in style, from a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 12% Petit Verdot, this solid wine is fully mature.

9,073 Views   Tasted
1989
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.

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.

5,067 Views   Tasted
1986
87
Masculine, tannic and on the lean side, the wine is on the austere, cranberry, cassis and tobacco, old school style range of Bordeaux.

Masculine, tannic and on the lean side, the wine is on the austere, cranberry, cassis and tobacco, old school style range of Bordeaux.

4,610 Views   Tasted
1982
85
Past fully mature, and starting to drop fruit, the wine shows more of its tobacco, earth, cedar, olive, herb and peppery profile, than red fruit. This firm, simple wine, requires drinking before the remaining fruit fades away. Drink up, as this is not going to get better.

Past fully mature, and starting to drop fruit, the wine shows more of its tobacco, earth, cedar, olive, herb and peppery profile, than red fruit. This firm, simple wine, requires drinking before the remaining fruit fades away. Drink up, as this is not going to get better.

6,664 Views   Tasted
1961
70
Very little fruit remains, most of what you find is bright, crisp, crunchy, spicy, peppery, tart red berries and cigar box, tobacco and wet earth character. Drink up.

Very little fruit remains, most of what you find is bright, crisp, crunchy, spicy, peppery, tart red berries and cigar box, tobacco and wet earth character. Drink up.

3,372 Views   Tasted