Vintages in pressLagrange in the papers

Vintage 2016

James Suckling
Primeurs 2016

April 2017

Château Lagrange 2016 en primeur

score : 95/96

Powerful red with a rich and tannic center palate. Full body, lots of depth and a long and chewy finish. Indeed, this shows potential. Much better than the 2015.

Vintage 2016

WINE SPECTATOR
2016 Bordeaux Barrel Tasting

6 Avril 2017

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE St.-Julien 2016     Score: 92-95

This has some serious grip along the edges, with graphite and iron notes working together to support the core of cassis, blackberry and açai fruit flavors. The long finish has the pure, fresh character of the vintage.—J.M.

James Molesworth

www.winespectator.com

 

Vintage 2015

Primeurs Lagrange 2015
Markus del Monego

November 2016

Château Lagrange – 94

 

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with elegant character, dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasting aromas. On the palate full-bodied yet elegant, ripe tannins with velvety character, convincing length and fine fruit lingering in the finish.

Vintage 2015

Château Lagrange 2015 – 18/20
WEINWISSER – René Gabriel

November 2016

75% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot.

Sattes Purpur-Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Schwarze Kirschen und Lakritze, zeigt eine spannende Tiefe an. Saftiger Gaumen, die Tannine sind weich und stützen den homogenen Fluss, aromatisches Finale mit viel Fruchtdruck. Sehr gross, aber bei weitem nicht überheblich. Eine grosse Ernte (52hl/ha), aber nur ein Drittel wurde als Grand Vin selektioniert. Das wird eine sichere, preislich attraktive Genussbank!

 

Vintage

Château Lagrange 2015
VINUM – ROLF BICHSEL

November 2016

 Château Lagrange 2015 – 17,5

« Von besonders saftiger, rassiger Art, rund und geschmeidig, aber auch dicht und von grosser Rasse und Länge, ausgezeichnet gemacht, durch und durch erfreulich. »

 

Vintage

Château Lagrange 2015
Tastingbook.com – Markus Del Monego

Noveber 2016

Château Lagrange 2015 – 94 points

 

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with elegant character, dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasting aromas. On the palate full-bodied yet elegant, ripe tannins with velvety character, convincing length and fine fruit lingering in the finish.

 

Vintage

Les Fiefs de Lagrange 2015 – 88/89 points
The World of Fine Wines – Michael Schuster

November 2016

Les Fiefs de Lagrange 2015 – 88/89

Deep, softly Merlot to smell; medium-full, fresh, very delicately tannic; immediately a lovely vitality of taste, a, noticeable length and complexity for Fiefs. Elegant and complete nice depth of fruit, not large but long in flavor. Fist-rate Fiefs, likely to be a great value.

Best ever? 2021-2030+

 

Vintage

Château Lagrange 2015 – 91/92
The World of Fine Wines – Michael Schuster

November 2016

Château Lagrange 2015 en primeur – 91/92 points

Very mineral; dense, vital, concentrated, beautiful balanced long-term wine; a lovely depth of fruit, a marked vital defining and appetizing acidity, long , fine, minerally, tight, very aromatic, very persistent. Class, poise, fine St Julien, particularly classy Lagrange .

2024-35

 

 

Vintage

Château Lagrange 2015
Wine Advocate – Neal Martin

November 2016

Château Lagrange 2015 – 90/92

The 2015 Lagrange is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, continuing the estate philosophy including Cabernet in the Grand vin (for example, in 2005 it was just 46%). […] matured in around 50% to 55% new oak from six different cooperages, it has a tightly-knit bouquet with blackberry, cedar and light rose petal scents, elegant style. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, not as intense as either 2009 or 2010, although it is harmonious and graceful. There is a pleasant spicy, white pepper note that lingers on the aftertaste of what should be one of the earlier drinking Saint Julien wines.

Drink: 2020 – 2040

Les Fiefs de Lagrange : 85/87

Les Arums de Lagrange  : 89/91

 

Vintage

Château Lagrange 2015
James Suckling – 92/93 points

November 2016

A very attractive linear style to this vintage of Lagrange with blueberry and black currant aromas and flavors. Some flowers too. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very tangy acidity. Should develop beautifully. Precise cabernet-based red.

92/93 points

jamessuckling.com

Vintage

Château Lagrange 2015 – 92 points
Decanter

November 2016

Château Lagrange 2015 – 92 points

Fleshy, spicy red and black fruits of good florality and grip, with balanced acidity and tannins. Shows the continued progress of this highly regarded estate.

92 points

 

Vintage 2015

Bordeaux-Jahrgang 2015 – Château Lagrange St Julien
Schweizerische Weinzeintung

July 2016

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot

Mineralisches, elegantes, frisches, klassisches Bouquet, rote und blaue Beeren, Cassis, Zedern, Tabak, Schiefer. Ausgewogener, eleganter, feiner Gaumen mit guter, frischer Frucht, viel feines Tannin, seidene, dichtverwobene Strucktur, kräftige, feine Aromatik, langer, frischer Abgang mit vielen Rückaromen

 

18/20

2024-2045

Vintage 2015

The World of Fine Wine – Primeur 2015

June 2016

Château Lagrange 2015 – by Michael Schuster : 91-92

Very mineral;dense, vital,concentrated, beautifully balanced long-term wine; a lovelydepth of fruit, a marked vital defining and apetizing acidity, long, fine,tight, well defined, very aromatic, very persistent. Class, poise, fine St Julien, particularly classy Lagrange . 2024-2035 –

Vintage 2015

Jancis Robinson
Primeurs 2015

June 2016

Château Lagrange 2015   16,5+ / 20

Lightly meat and two veg on the nose. Juicy – juicer than usual with the tannins well covered up by ripe fruit. Bone dry but not austere. Very correct even if not amazingly winning. Drink 2025-2039.

Vintage

Decanter
Primeur 2015- Steven Spurrier

June 2016

Chateau Lagrange 2015   92 Points

Fleshy, spicy red and black fruits of good florality and grip, with balanced acidity and tannins. Shows the continued progress of this highly regarded estate. (2021-2034)

Vintage

Wine Spectator
Primeurs 2015 – James Molesworth

June 2016

Château Lagrange 2015   89 – 92 Points

Nicely packed, with enticing red and black currant fruit that is enlivened with anise, sweet tobacco and incense notes. Lightly toasty, with just a little tug of cedar at the end.

Vintage

WeinWisser
Verkostungsnotizen Château Lagrange 2015 Subskription – René Gabriel

June 2016

Chateau Lagrange 2015   18 / 20

75% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 8 % Petit Verdot.

Sattes Purpur-Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Schwarze Kirschen und Lakritze, zeigt eine spannende Tiefe an. Saftiger Gaumen, die Tannine sind weich und stützen den homogenen Fluss, aromatisches Finale mit viel Fruchtdruck. Sehr gross, aber bei weitem nicht überheblich. Eine grosse Ernte (52hl/ha), aber nur ein Drittel wurde als Grand Vin selektioniert. Das wird eine sichere, preislich attraktive Genussbank! (2022-2045)

Vintage 2015

Vinum Extra
Chateau Lagrange, Primeurs 2015 – Rolf Bichsel

May 2016

Chateau Lagrange 2015   17,5 / 20

Von besonders saftiger, rassiger Art, rund und geschmeidig, aber auch dicht und von grosser Rasse und Länge, ausgezeichnet gemacht, durch und durch erfreulich.

Vintage

Extraprima
2015er Bordeaux Primeur Verkostungsnotizen – Thomas Boxberge

Mai 2016

Chateau Lagrange 2015   92-  94

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot und satte 8% Petit Verdot wurden in 60% neuen Barriques ausgebaut. Gute Farbe. Dumpfe Nase, jugendlich-reduktiv,  verschlossen, verhaltene Brillanz, braucht Zeit. Dicht und straff im Mund, schöne würzige Struktur mit schokoladiger Fülle, frische, kernige Frucht, sehr gute Rasse und guter Durchzug, viel Würze dabei, lang und mit schönem süß-saurem Rückaroma mit Cassis und Kräutern. Alle Grundlagen sind da für einen sehr guten Lagrange!

Vintage 2014

Modern Wine’s Preview of the 2014 Bordeaux Vintage
Château Lagrange 2014

Chateau Lagrange 2014

 

A very nice wine, sturdy with blackcurrant fruit, blocky structure, tar and cherry torte notes.

 

Very young yet. 92-93

Vintage 2013

Robert Parker
Chateau Lagrange 2013

September 2014

Wine Advocate #214

(87-89)

drink : 2014-2024

$40/$51

The 2013 Lagrange exhibits an attractive deep ruby color as well as less oak tah is normally found during the first year of tasting. It offers supple tannins, excellent texture and good purity. This successful medium-bodied 2013 should drink well for 8-10 years

Vintage 2013

Vinum
Château Lagrange Primeurs 2013

May 2014

Vinum

18 Punkte

Superbe Textur mit herrlich frischen, ungemein feinkörnigen Gerbstoffen und interessantem aromatischem Potenzial – Noten von kräutern und Beeren halten sich die Waage. 2020 bis 2036

Vintage

WeinWisser – René Gabriel
2013 Château Lagrange Primeurs

May 2014

17 Punkte Aufhellendes Granat mit mittlerer Dichte, feiner Rand. Verhaltener Duft, ziemlich viel florale Ansätze, dahinter eine gewisse Süsse zeigend, rot- bis maximal blaubeerige Fruchtanzeige. Im Gaumen besser verständlich, die frucht im deutlich süsslichen Extrakt hat dropsige konturen, feiner Zedernschimmer und dominikanischer Tabak im schön aromatischen Finish. Kein ganz grosser, aber doch bald spassiger Lagrange. Mehrere Male verkostet. 2019 – 2039

Vintage 2013

Decanter.com – Steven Spurrier
Bordeaux 2013 results : St Julien

April 2014

millesime-fiefs-lagrange2

Les Fiefs de Lagrange, Château Lagrange 2013

St Julien

16/20 (86/100)

Good florality, and nice depth, will gain complexity and show well.

Drink : 2017-2023

Taster : Steven Spurrier

Vintage 2012

The World of Fine Wine
2012 Bordeaux, Good, if not Grand

December 2016

Résultat d’images pour the world of fine wine

As they return to an unhearalded but also widely underestimated vintage, Micheal Schuster and Andrew Jefford reaffirm their original impression that this was a year offering many attractive if relatively light red wines for short-to-medium-term drinking at good prices, particularly on the right bank.

Château Lagrange  – 91

AJ / Dark black red. Fresh, warm, tapered, cleanly defined blackcurrant. Beautiful classic blackcurrant ruit on the palate, too : a river of fruited charm, teased to perfect ripeness and untroubled by excessive cellar ambitions.

Delicious 2012 – for mid-term 2017-23

MS / Still very tight and closed to smell ; elegantely balanced moderately rich, mediumfull claret, finely firm in tannin; plenty of cedary, blackcurrant-sweet flavour here, nicely sustained across the palate, savory, satisfaying and long to finish

Firm, Classy St Julien 2021-35

 

Vintage 2012

Vert de Vin
Medoc Grand Crus Classés – Château Lagrange 2012

March 2017

Château Lagrange 2012 – 3è Grand Cru Classé

 

The nose is elegant, fine, racy, and offers powerful. It reveals notes of cassis cream, blackberry and hints of blueberry associated with slight notes of crushed strawberry, chocolate, spices as well as discreet hints of gray pepper and hints of flowers. The palate is fruity, elegant, fine, aerial, silky and offers an acid frame, a very beautiful finesse, a beautiful minerality as well as tension. In the mouth this wine expressesnotes of blackberry cream, cassis and slight notes of raspberry associated with touch of licorice, woody touches as well as discreet hints of chocolate. Good length and persistance.

 

Score : 16.75

Vintage 2012

Decanter
Vintage report : Bordeaux 2012

June 2013

17/20 Highly recommended
Fine expression of Cabernet- discreet in the Lagrange style, with elegance and depht.
2016-2028

Vintage 2012

Jancis Robinson

April, 14th

16,5/20
Open but sappy, energetic nose. Sweet start. Then very chewy. Very youthful. Just a little raw with the merest hint of leafiness.
Start to drink from 2013 to 2030

Vintage 2012

Jamessuckling
Primeurs 2012

April 21th, 2013

James Sucling – 91/100
Lovely plums and berries and cherry character. Full body, with integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Hint of hollowness in mid-palate but outstanding

Vintage 2012

Vinum Extra
Vinum extra Primeur 2012

Juni 2013 - 41

17 Punkte – 2020 bis 2034
Ungemein reiner, transparenter Fruchtausdruck, kompakt und dicht, geschmeidiges, frisches Tannin ohne Härte, schlank und lang, anhaltendes, fruchtiges Johannisbeerfinale; hat Klasse.

Vintage 2012

Jancis Robinson
Primeurs 2012

11 April 2013

Jancis Robinson – 16,5/20
Open but sappy, energetic nose. Sweet start. Then very chewy. Very youthful. Just a little raw with the merest hint of leafness.
Drink from 2024 to 2036

Vintage 2012

Decanter
Primeurs 2012

June 2013

17/20
Fine expression of Cabernet – discreet in the Lagrange style, with elegance and depth.
2016 – 2028

Vintage 2012

Jancis Robinson
Primeurs 2012

11 April 2013

Jancis Robinson – 16/20
Bravely offered because our UGC Tasting wines was at Lagrange. Very dark purple. Quite intense, putty-like aroma. Soft and sweet, for early drinking. Very gently handled. Friendly even without a real punch.
Drink from 2017 to 2025

Vintage 2011

Jancis Robinson

18 April 2012

16,5/20

“Gentle, dark, small-berried fruit, blackberry more than cassis. Hint of cedar. Much more cedary on the palate. Taut and firm but not dry. Embryonic rather than dry tannins. Long, fresh, juicy finish. Drink 2018-2028.”
JH

Vintage 2011

Vinum

June 2012

18/20

“Ja, Sie haben richtig gesehen : Dieser Wein gehört zu den Top-Buys des Jahres und Besitzt das Niveau eines Premier Cru. Nein, das ist kein Zufall : Auf Lagrange mit seinsen über hundert Hektar Reben gelingen kompliezierte Jahrgänge immer besonder gut, die Arbeit Rebberg und keller ist vorteihaft, die Sönderung per Computerauge hat in diesem Jahr besonders genutzt, und die neuen, kleineren Gärbehälter haben eine noch präzierse Kerlterarbeit ermöglicht. Doch der eigentliche Schatz von Lagrange liegt draussen vor der Tür : ein einmaliges Terroir, das heute in Hochform ist, perfekt in einen grossen Wein umgesetzt. Klasstannin allerester Güte, genau richtige Balance aus Kraft, Frische une Rasse. 2020 bis 2040.”

Vintage 2011

The Wine Cellar Insider – Jeff Leve
Château Lagrange 2011 : 89-91/100

April 2012

Jeff Leve write :
“Cassis, cedar, earth, and vanilla scents with medium body and round tannins. A soft, ripe, cherry-filled finish are found in this wine.”

Vintage 2011

Wine spectator

April 2012

Wine Spectator 88-91/100

Supple, with a nice creamy fel to the plum, fig and blackberry flavors. A light stony edge lends some additional length and definition on the finish.
J.M

Vintage 2011

The Wine Journal – Neal Martin

Avril 2012

90-92/100

“The Château Lagrange is a blend of 62% cabernet-sauvignon, 32% merlot and 6% Petit verdot (the highest percentage of the latter since 2007). In 2011, there were just four treatements in the vineyard compared to 12 in 2000.It has deep purple colour. It has a very pure bouquet with blackberry, cassis, limestone and a touch of Margaux-like violets. It certainly has fine delineation. The palate is pure with silky smooth tannins, fine acidity and an almost Burgundy-like texture. This is a very accomplished Lagrange although I would like to see more personality. It shows good weight on the tensile finish however and is an accomplished Saint-Julien”

Vintage 2011

Wein Wisser – Rene Garbriel

Juin 2012

17/20 – Rene Gabriel :

“Dunkles Granat, recht satt in der Mitte, rubinrotter Rand. Verhaltenes, kirschiges Bouquet, ein feiner Touch Grenadine, ergänzt mit zartem Vanillin. Saftig, lang, aromatisch, rote Pflaumenschalen im Extrakt, schöne Rücharomatik. Ein recht feiner Lagrange mi Gastro-spass-Potenzial. Wunderschön vinifiziert. Da liegen in 10 Jahren 18/20 Drin! 2018-2036”

Vintage 2011

Jancis Robinson
2011 two years later…

30 Oct 2013

Reviewer : JH – 16,5 / 20

Less expressive than the Gruaud just tasted but some notes of woody cedar and cassis leaf. Peppery,
marked cedar on the palate. Fresh, bright and lively. Not especially long but the freshness persists and
fine tannins are starting to soften.
JH

Vintage 2011

JamesSuckling.com
Wine reviews

February, 19th 2014

Tasted on February the 19th – 2014

Château Lagrange 2011 – 91/100

A balanced, refined 2011 with every polished tannins and pretty fruit. Medium to full body with shaved-milk-chocolate and currant character. Give it three or four year to soften.
Better in 2017

Vintage 2011

The Wine Cellar Insider
Tasting Note

Feb 16th, 2014

2011 Château Lagrange – Tasted Feb 16, 2014
89 Points

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

Vintage 2011

The Wine Journal – Neal Martin

April 2012

86-88/100 for les Fiefs de Lagrange 2011

“Representing 57% of the crop, the Fiefs de Lagrange is a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 34% merlot, 6% petit verdot. It has an uncomplicated nose with prominent notes of cedar and pencil lead. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasant prickle on the entry from the chalky tannins. It has a fine backbone and comes across as rather gritty and masculine towards the graphite-tinged finish. The Fiefs will be fine for early to medium-term drinking.”

Vintage 2011

Jancis Robinson

18 April 2012

16,5/20

“Bright crimson. Attractive sweet red fruit, touch of spice. Fragant and inviting. Elegant, juicy, fresh and so bright. Fine boned and scented. Dry, fresh finish.”
JH

Vintage 2010

Decanter
Medoc Crus Classes 2010 – Highly Recommended

April 2014

Château Lagrange, St-Julien 3CC

 

17.25 (90+) SB  18.5, MS 15.5, SS 17.5

£40-£57 widely available at leading Bordeaux merchants

 

Fine nose, marrying black fruits with classy oak. Excellent extraction of Cabernet fruit, ripe yet firm and well-structured, with a gorgeously long finish. Classic cassis fruit with oak evident and needing to blend in; reserved now for a good future.

 

Drink 2016-2035

Alc 13.5%

Vintage 2010

WINE SPECTATOR
Notes Primeurs

April 2011

CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE St.-Julien 2010 Score: 90-93

This is precise, with pure, unadorned cassis, blackberry and black cherry fruit flavors woven with toasty vanilla and anise. Offers a lovely, rounded feel, despite its obvious weight. Very long.
James Molesworth

Vintage 2010

DECANTER Volume 36 N°9
Vintage report: Bordeaux 2010

June 2011 - 35

Château Lagrange (3CC)

17/20 – Elegant, less robust than many,but very good texture and depth. 2010-2030

Vintage 2010

Weinwisser

Mai 2011

Weinwisser gives 17/20 to the Château Lagrange and

Tiefes purpur. Schwarse Kirschen, Brombeeren, Tabak und ein Hauch Kandisnoten im bereits verwobenen Nasenbild. Im Gaumen fein, gutter Stoff, ausgeglichene Adstringenz mit dezent aufrauender Note,klingt angenehm nach mit mittlerem Druck. Kann noch zulegen. 2015-2038

Vintage 2010

Jancis Robinson

19 April 2011

16,5/20
“Headily perfumed. Sweetly charming on the front palate and then it segues into structured chew. Real vitality here. Very cool and dry on the end – not succulent at this stage.”

Vintage 2010

Wine advocates – Robert Parker

April 2011

Robert Parker marks 89-92/100 and his comment start like this :
“Lagrange’s relatively new winemaking team appears to have backed off the agressive oak regime and the result is a wine better overall balance. Still a backward, muscular/masculin style of Saint-Julien, it reveals abundant tannin alond with a subtle hint vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, black currant and cassis characteristics. Although less expressive than some of its 2010 peers, it is a big, powerful, rich wine that needs a decade of cellaring. It should last for 30years;”

Vintage 2010

The Wine Journal – Neal Martin

92-94/20

Tasted in march 2011
Tasted at the chateau. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, this is a very tightly wound on the nose, the Cabernet Sauvignon imparting a strictness and tautness: blackberry, wild hedgerow, cedar and a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tanins, a real sense of symmetry here with fine acidity. Very refined tannins and yet there is a certainly great structure cloaked beneath that pure blackberry, cassis and cedar-infused fruit. Long in the mouth on the finish that is slightly drier than the 2009 when compare alongside. This is an outstanding Saint-Julien from one of its most consistent performers in recent years. Drink 2018.

Vintage 2010

Vinum

June 2011

17,5/20

Majestatische, glasklare Struktur, superbes, genau richtig reifes Tannin mit Schliff, saftiges, umwerfend frutchiges Veilchen-und-Brombeer-Finale. Hervorragend und durch une ducrch empfehlendswert. 2020-2040

Vintage 2010

Decanter
Medoc Grand Crus Classés 2010

April 2014

Tasted in Apr 2014

Château Lagrange 2010
17.25 (90+) – Highly recommended

Fine nose, marrying ripe black fruits with classy oak. Excellent extraction of Cabernet fruit, ripe yet firm well structured, with a gorgeously long finish. Classic cassis fruit with oak evident and needing to blend in: reserved now for a good future.

Drink 2016 – 2035
Alc : 13.5%

Vintage 2010

WINE SPECTATOR
Notes Primeurs

April 2011

Les Fiefs de Lagrange 2010, Saint-Julien Score: 89-92

Pure and direct, with a rock-solid beam of cassis, blackberry and sweet spice backed by nice tarry grip on the finish. A very solid second wine.
James Molesworth

Vintage 2010

Vinum

June 2011

17,5/20
Saftig, knackig und frisch, geschmeidig trotz des spurbar feurigen Finales, perfekt fur die rasche Freude. 2016 bis 2022.

Vintage 2009

Château Lagrange 2009 – St Julien Grand Cru Classé
Wine & Spirit

October 2015

Saturated with the warm ripeness of the 2009 vintage, this is well upholstered rather than hyperripe. Its plump blueberry and currant flavors feel concentrated, completely integrating the oak so that the tannins are cushioned rather than extracted.

Its vintage character shows in caramelized notes at the end of the wine, in spice that builds out ouf the warmth. Enjoyable now with roast duck, this will gain complexity as it ages.

Vintage 2009

JANCIS ROBINSON
Primeurs 2009 by Jancis Robinson

April 2010

Dark crimson. Purple rim. Very sweet indeed on the nose – unusually so for St-Julien.
Glamorous and luscious with a hint of ink and freshness.

Lots to enjoy! The tannins are very well handled and it’s pure pleasure. Maybe lacks just a hint of freshness.

17/20

Drink 2016-2028

photos: www.jancisrobinson.com

Vintage 2009

EROBERPARKER.COM
Primeurs 2009 by Neal Martin

April 2010

Tasted at the château and the UGC.

A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot (no Petit Verdot).

A very deep, almost opaque garnet/purple colour. The nose has beautiful definition with scents of ripe blackberries, small black cherries, blueberry, a touch of mint and cedar.

Very focused with the oak completely in synch with the fruit. Seamless tannins on the full-bodied palate, lively and animated, very taut, this is not the cashmere wine of Ducru for example, a little firmer in terms of the backbone, very well balanced, perhaps a little more masculine.

Tightly coiled towards the espresso/minerally finish, really leaving a tingle of excitement on the tongue. Superb – real finesse in the wine, although that comes through leaving it for five minutes in the glass.

The sample at the UGC showed more harmony and cohesion than the one at the château.

Tasted March 2010.

93-95/100

photos: erobertparker.com

Vintage 2009

Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The Bordeaux Primeurs 2009

27 April 2010

90-93

A slightly lighter, less powerful style of St.-Julien, but also less oaky than previous vintages have tended to be, the 2009 Lagrange offers attractive, fresh, red and black currant notes, and an elegant as well as corpulent attack and mid-palate. This wine does not have the weight of the “big boys” of St.-Julien, but it displays an endearing finesse, freshness, and purity. It is by no means a wimpish, understated wine, but in the context of the 2009 vintage, it is somewhat overwhelmed by many of its neighbors. Enjoy it over the next two decades

Vintage 2009

TASTED Summer 2010
Vertical tasting by Andreas Larsson

Very intense and vivd nose of crushed berries, coffe, roasted oak and liquorice, the palate shows bright fruit and succulent freshness, well integrated oak with very good length, a bit monolithic at present, but good purity and ripeness, should develop very well. Already quite easy to taste. A nice example from a brilliant vintage.

Vintage 2009

The Wine Spectator by James Suckling

Intense aromas of blackberry and smoke.
Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and long finish.
Solid and tight. As it should be.
91-94/100

Vintage 2009

VINUM

Juni 2010

Superbe. Vielschinchtige Aromatik, fruchtig, würzig und mineralisch; ungemein lecker und saftig, frisch und lang, gut eingebundenes Tanin von ausgesprochner Rasse; durch und durch gelungen.
Sehr schröner Lagrange, dem man blind vertrauen kann. 2016 bis 2025.
17/20

Vintage 2009

WEINWISSER

Mai 2010

Tiefes Purpur. Delikat fülliges Bouquet, rahmige Noten, freiner Brombeer- und Zederntouch. Am Gaumen delikat, fein und wunderschön harmonisch. Ein Beschwingter St. Julien, ein grosser Lagrange! 2016-2033.
18/20

Vintage 2009

Jancis Robinson

26 Jan 2013

17/20
Something a little green in a top note here. Rather bloody start and bone-dry finish. More austere than most 2009s.
Chewy tannins on the end. Less marked by vintage character than many.
Start to drink from 2017 to 2030

Vintage 2009

JANCIS ROBINSON
Primeurs 2009 by Jancis Robinson

April 2010

A little fusty on the nose but great balance and completeness on the palate. Very civil indeed.

16.5/20

Drink 2014-2018

photos: www.jancisrobinson.com

Vintage 2009

EROBERTPARKER.COM
Primeurs 2009 by Neal Martin

April 2010

A blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, the nose is perhaps a little more introverted and broody than other Saint Juliens tasted in the morning.

Blackberry, white flowers moving towards wet limestone.

The palate is very well balanced with fine back quite sturday tannins, lush plush than other wines, a little more rigid but with excellent focus and poise, with an almost chalk/mineral finish.

Great clarity and precision here.

Tasted March 2010.

90-92/100

photos: erobertparker.com

Vintage 2009

TASTED
Vertical tasting by Andreas Larsson

Summer 2010 - 114

Tasted at the property.

Very youthful and intense, great purity of fruit and good indication of ripeness, well structured, yet still firm and a bit backward, good length, should be approachable fairly early

Vintage 2008

Les Fiefs de Lagrange 2008 – St Julien
Wine & Spirits

October 2015

This second wine of Lagrange is mature and ready to drink. It’s clean and frank, with a greenness that reads as cracked peppercorn spice. The dusty tannins open as the wine gains complexity with air; decant it for lamb shanks.

Vintage 2008

Vert de Vin
Médoc Grand Crus Classés – Château Lagrange 2008

March 2017

Château Lagrange 2008 – St Julien – 3è Grand Cru Classé

The nose is fruity, gourmand, elegant and generous. It reveals notes of Blackberry cream, woody notes of chocolate and raspberry associated with slight notes of cassis and a few discreet woody hints. The palate is fruity, mineral, elegant, and offers a very beautiful silky matter. In the mouth the wine expresses notes of cassis cream, Blackberry, plum and slight notes of fleshy raspberry with a hint of cherry, chocolate, caramelized oak as well as discreet hints of vanilla and an imperceptible hint of tobacco. Tannins are fine and elegant. Good lenght and freshness.

 

Score : 17

Vintage 2008

FALSTAFF
Primeurs 2008

05/2009

Dunkles Rubingranat, judendliche Reflexe, violetter Rand. In der Nase feine Zitruszesten, etwas nach dunklen Beeren, zart nach Schokolade.
Am Gaumen rotbeerig und frisch, mittlere Texture, hat Rasse, gut eingebundene Tannine, die noch etwas fordernd sind, mineralischer Abgang.
86-88

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Vintage 2008

WEINWISSER
Primeurs 2009

04/2009

Mittleres Rubin, satte Mitte. Delikates Bouquet, parfümierte Himbeeren und Rotkirschen, hellrote Rosen.
Im Gaumen ziemlich fest und konzentriert, vordergründiges Extrakt, rassig, zeigt ein interessantes Potenzial.
17/20 2018-2034

photo: wienwisser

Vintage 2008

JANCIS ROBINSON
Primeurs 2008

April 2009

Crimson. Sweet and aromatic on the nose. Very flattering. Fine tannins and lots of flesh without being specious. A bit forward but attractive in the short term.
16.5/20

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Vintage 2008

WINE ADVOCATE
Primeurs 2008 by Robert Parker

05/2009

The rather overt oak often found in the cuvee seems to have been considerably tamed in the 2008. It is more charming, displaying a plush texture along with sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with intriguing notes of Christmas fruitcake, spice box, and herbs. There is plenty of sweet tannin in this medium-bodied effort, but unlike the tannins in the right bank wines, the tannins in most of the northern Médocs are more prominent, largely because these wines possess high percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon. Five to eight years of patience will be required, and the 2008 Lagrange should last for 25 years.
90-92

Vintage 2008

DECANTER
Primeurs 2008

April 2009

Fine, concentrated balckcurrant fruit, smoky, supple, ripe, pure, harmonious and elegant. 2014-22
16.5/20

Vintage 2008

EROBERTPARKER.com
Primeurs 2008 by Neal Martin

04/2009

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot with just 40% of the Grand Vin. Harvest: 6th October finished 23rd October. The nose is far more introverted than in previous years but well defined with blackberry, cassis, just a touch of mocha and cedar. Tightly coiled. The palate has it all going on: beautifully fine tannins, wonderful balance and purity, this is an exquisite Lagrange that is bursting with energy. Bon vin! Tasted twice with consistent notes. Tasted April 2009
92-95

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Vintage 2008

EROBERT PARKER
Vintage 2008

April 2009

The rather overt oak often found in this cuvee seems to have been considerably tamed in the 2008. It is more charming, displaying a plush texture along with sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with intriguing notes of Christmas fruitcake, spice box, and herbs. There is plenty of sweet tannin in this medium-bodied effort, but unlike the tannins in the right bank wines, the tannins in most of the northern Medocs are more prominent, largely because these wines possess high percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon. Five to eight years of patience will be required, and the 2008 Lagrange should last for 25 years.
90-92 /100

Vintage 2008

TASTED
Vertical tasting by Andreas Larsson

SUMMER 2010 - 114

A bit more closed than the 2009, rather dominated by oak at this stage, the palate is quite full with nice dark fruit and good backbone of ripe fruits, long finish with spice, blackcurrant and chocolate, promising structure, should be approachable fairly early although with a serious structure for long term ageing.

Vintage 2008

WINE SPECTATOR
Château Lagrange 2008

April, 2011

“This dense red exhibits a tangy damson plum note that leads the way for iron and lilting black tea flavors, all followed by darker charcoal and fig character.
There’s a nice ying-yang of velvet and iron on the finish.
Drink now though 2019. 25,000 cases made.”-JM
91/100

Vintage 2008

ERobertParker.com
Tasting by Neal Martin

2008 Chateau Lagrange 93
Tasted ex-château and single blind in Southwold. With yet another strong performance under blind conditions, the Lagrange 2008 continues as one of the most consistent performers in this consistent commune. It has a slightly bretty nose that subdues the fruit, notes of iodine and violets emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, ripe tannins, well balanced with a much cleaner entry than the nose suggest. It improves all the time in the glass but those tannins will take years to melt. Impressive. Tasted January 2012.

Vintage 2008

JANCIS ROBINSON
Primeurs 2008

04/2009

Fragrantly leafy. Fresh and quite subtle on the mid palate. Fine, sandy tannins.
Dry but fresh finish. (JH)
16/20

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Vintage 2007

Erobertparker.com by Neal Martin
To make defect perfection: Château Lagrange 85-07

23 september 2008

The nose has completely closed up since April, but develops some tightly coiled blackberry, plum and red cherry scents after a minute in the glass. The cedar element is less intense than before. The palate vindicates its impressive barrel showing, great concentration and balance, very harmonious with ripe black fruits, cedar and a touch of tobacco. Very natural and elegant on the finish. Bon vin. Tasted September 2008. (92-93)

Vintage 2007

Decanter
2007: The Comeback kid

Crushed berry fruit. Smooth and ripe with attractive balance and weight. Lighter, forward style 2012-17. (16/20)

Vintage 2007

PERIODIC REVIEW OF BORDEAUX WINE
2007 & 2006 Bordeaux, Sauternes, and Barsac

March 2009

2007: The vintage continues to show outstanding quality.
The dark ruby-puple colored Lagrange boasts deep blueberry aromas intermixed with licorice, sweet flower, and pencil-shavings.
Deep, medium to full-bodied, with delicious sweet fruit, nice focus, and flavor penetration. There is wonderful lenght and seamlessness in this classic St-Julien!
Consider a lifespan of 14-18 years. So good in 2007! 89-91

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Vintage 2007

WINE SPECTATOR 15
Buying Guide

Mars 2010 - page 91

Offers mineral and blackberry on the nose.
Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins and a mineral, berry and light vanilla character.
A little lean on the finish. Tight and well-structured for the vintage.
Needs some time in the bottle. Best after 2012. 23,065 cases made.
J.S.

Vintage 2007

EROBERTPARKER
Vintage 2007

April 2010

An outstanding effort, the seductive, plump, broadly flavored, dense purple-colored 2007 Lagrange boasts sweet creme de cassis, camphor, and subtle spicy notes. Generously endowed and medium to full-bodied, it is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years
90/100

Vintage 2007

WINE SPECTATOR
New Releases: France

march 31, 2010 - p91

89 Château Lagrange St.-Julien 2007 $42
Offers mineral and blackberry on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins and mineral, berry and light vanilla character.
A little lean on the finish.
Tight and well-structured for the vintage. Needs some time in the bottle
Best after 2012-23.065 cases made.
J.S.

Vintage 2006

The Wine Advocate
Château Lagrange 2006, St Julien – Neal Martin

June 2016

Chateau Lagrange 2006

93 Points

 

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 optimism 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. Tasted January 2016.

 

Drink: 2016-2035

Current (Release) Cost: 40$ – 113$

Vintage 2006

The world of Fine Wine issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

(en primeur note) Dark purple, ripe and minerally nose; elegantly balanced, nicely concentrated, medium-full wine, with a fresh acidity and fine concentrated, medium-full wine, with a fresh acidity and fine, firm, dry tannin; crisply ripe, sweet blackberry fruit of moderate complexity; fresh, pure, clearly mineral, and with good, scented length. Successful, classic, slightly firmen St-Julien style, with an excellent fruit center. Stronger than the 2004, but also more tannic. 2015-25+. 15.5+

Vintage 2006

PERIODIC REVIEW OF BORDEAUX WINE
2007 & 2006 Bordeaux, Sauternes, and Barsac

March 2009

2006: The 2006 Lagrange is remarkable offering for this estate!
From the bottle it has emerged slightly better than my last tasting.
The deep garnet purple color, along with icy blueberry, crème de cassis, and sweet flower aromas, all lead to a layered and unctuous mouth-feel, in addition to a full-body, and abundant flavors of cassis.
A successful offering that has the potencial of rival the amazing 2005! this is sumptuous and generous already.93

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Vintage 2005

THE WORLD OF FINE WINE issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

30 April 2007

Deep purple; soft, ripe blackcurrant fruit, with subtle oak cedar and vanilla to smell; very nicely balanced, generous middleweight-full-bodied for Lagrange, with a fresh acidity and firm tannin; rich, ripe, and juicy to taste, with beautiful fruit core, fine Médoc gravel aromas, a most attractively defining acidity, and pure sweet finish.
A complete, stylish, most satisfying Lagrange that will vie with the 1990 and 2000 for the finest of Marcel Ducasse’s 23 vintages but will need at least a decade more in bottle. 2020-35. 17+

Vintage 2005

WINE SPECTATOR

March 2008

Curant, mineral, plum and light toasty oak follow through to a full body, with ultrasilky tannins and a long caressing finish. This is thoroughly beautifull.
Superbalanced and very pretty. Best after 2011. J.S (93)

photo: Wine spectator

Vintage 2005

TASTED

2007-2008 winter

Young purple colour, the nose is feminine ans elegant, red berries and flowers, the palate has nice concentration, and freshness, some touch of aok, nice fruit and firm tannins, elegant and long.

photo: Tasted

Vintage 2005

Jancis Robinson

4 feb 2013

17/20
A great vintage just becoming ready to drink. Lovely luscious crimson. Fine, scented and energetic. Silky at first, then chewy, but well built with lots of ripe fruit. Classy stuff from a very reliable property revived by Suntory of Japan!
Start to drink from 2013 to 2030

Vintage 2005

Erobertparker.com by Neal Martin
To make defect perfection: Château Lagrange 85-05

23 september 2008

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot This has a similar hue to the 2006 Les Fiefs but there is obviously more intensity on the nose. Blackberries, wild strawberries and fresh tobacco leaf. Great lift from the glass. The palate is full-bodied, lots of ripe black fruits, cedar and graphite, good acidity, a little closed towards the finish, but this still represents a great second wine. Good length. Superb. Tasted September 2008. (90)

Vintage 2005

TASTED
Vertical tasting by Andreas Larsson

Summer 2010 - 114

Still youthful colour with a slight watery rim, aromatically it is slightly closed, quite structured with good freshness and crunchy red fruit and blackcurrant,still a bit firm on the finish but persistent and well balanced. A wine that still needs a few years in the cellar. Nice purity and well ripened Cabernet fruit.

Vintage 2004

The World of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Deep purple; cedary oak and gravely minerals to smell, with a ripe blackcurrant Cabernet nose that promises a deliciously cassis-like bouquet ; eautifull balanced fresh, elegant, medium-full to full wine, this a fine, discreet tannin; sweetly ripe, red-fruit flavour, with an attractive complexity and excellent fruit length. A lovely, complete St –Julien that needs a decade in bottle but will give a lot of pleasure. Less “fat” and cooler in personality, than the 2003, but most probably classier. Very nice-quality, medium to long-term Lagrange. 2015-25+. 15.5-16

Vintage 2003

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - page 95

The robust 2003 had survived the ’atypical’ heat and sould progress through 2015 (…)

Vintage 2002

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Dark purple, no maturity showing; dense, red-fruit nose, very young, very closed, but full of promise; a rich, fairly tannic middleweight, lovely balance for an overlooked year, plenty of matter and really quite “fat”, but with vivid 2002 acidity giving it a linear fell; both ripe in fruit (this was the first year when there was no chaptalization) and firm in tannin, thus austere for the present, but likely to be very good in the long run. More concentration than 1998 or 2001, while not having the class, in this more linear style, of the 1996. 2012-25 16/16.5?

Vintage 2001

Wine Spectator
France – Bordeaux

Jan-Feb. 2008

A third-growth wine estate, Lagrange has been producing excellent reds for the money since Japan’s Suntory purchased it in 1983. It always show typical St. Julien character, amphasizing pure fruit on the nose and palate and racy, refined tannins. The 2001 is delicious now but will improve in the bottle for years to come. I scores it in the top dozen in a recent blind tasting of 2001 Bordeaux in London.

Vintage 2001

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Dark red; a concentrated but still closed red-fruit and mineral nose; well balanced in a lighter, fresher style, with a firm, dry tannin, but also a good core of ripe fruit, moderate complexity and nice length. More to this than the 1995, for example; it needs a bit of time but will be an attractively elegant st-Julien ans also excellent value. 2010-20. 16

Vintage 2001

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009

(…) The ‘classic’ 2001 was a surprise – rich and savoury, dense yet elegant for another 10 years (…)

Vintage 2000

THE WORLD OF FINE WINE issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

30 April 2007

Very dark red-purple; fruit-packed and oaky to smell; rich and concentrated, medium to full-bodied wine, excellent balance in relatively firm style; dense, complex, and ample, with plenty of matter, ripe fruit and complexity within its tannic frame, and with a lovely, long, sweet aftertaste.
Not the absolute ripeness and succulence of the 1990, but with more structure and probably in the end a more complete wine.
Long-term elegance that needs another 8-10 years in bottle. 2015-30. 17/17.5

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Vintage 2000

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - p95

(…) The ’glorious’ 2000, still spicy, youthful and plummy, will see 2025 with ease.

Vintage 1999

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Dark red; a nose that is still backward, but with sweetness at its core; a fullish, supple, easy wine, very similar to the 1997 but with a drier tannin, and with less immediately obvious fruit core ripe, but fluid, a sort of senior 1991, with more fruit and concentration and good, light length. Overall this is just a bit plain and lacking relief; I think the 1997 will always be more appealing, since it has more personality, even if it is slightly lighter. Drink 2009-15. 15

Vintage 1998

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Dark red; dumb nose, but with ripe fruit clearly there; very elegantly balanced, medium-full wine, with a fresh acidity and firm tannin; ripe in flavour without being sweet; nice length across the palate and on the finish, both juicy and firmish, at once; similar to the 1996, but less tannic and also less complex. Mellower after its 12th birthday, but fine, classic, Left Bank claret that will give a great deal of pleasure over the next 10-15 years. Now-2020. 16+

Vintage 1998

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - page 95

(…)1998, with a rose-like expression that hinred at Haut-Bailly, perfrect drinking for the next decade (…)

Vintage 1997

Château Lagrange 1997
chngpohtiong.com – Vertical Tasting Château Lagrange

July 2016

Château Lagrange 1997

 

**** (excellent)

I remember very clearly, following the tasting of this vintage in the spring of 1998, the opening “en primeur” or futures prices for 1997 were even higher than those of 1996. This was in spite of the general consensus that 1996 was the better wine. The higher prices were set and achieved simply because of speculative money driving up the Bordeaux market. Down the years, prices of 1996 have receced. But the quality has not. Great news for the wine lovers. Vintage 1997 is not a big wine. It lacked greater ripeness to shift it from a good / very good to a great / exceptionnal vintage. But vintage 1997 is drinking deliciously now. And it will continue to do so in the next 5 / 10 years. The vintage is a bit like 1988 except better. Vintage 1988 was always considered green from the start. With time (and although the wine of course cannot get more full-bodied), the freshness (from the lack of greater ripeness) has helped the wine evolve ever so very slowly and in the process, added slivers of flavour to it. And again, because of the freshness, the wine has remained on a plateau all this time and not, like some full-bodied but unbalanced wines, dropped off. Matthieu Bordes informed that there were only 64 bottles of Lagrange 1997 left in their cellar (63 after tasting). The nose is bright and aromatic. Including of peppers, capsicums, cassis and the fragrance of Tobacco, Oolong tea and leather.The palate is equally lifted. And with mid-intensity and length. Very attractive, Irresistible.

 

The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 17% Petit Verdot

 

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Vintage 1996

1996 Château lagrange – 1996, 20 Jahre Danach – 20 Grosse Weine aus dem Jahrgang 1996
Schweizerische Weinzeitung

July 2016

1996 Château Lagrange

Elegantes, kräftiges, frisches Bouquet, blaue und schwarze Beeren, Zedern, Tabak, Leder, fein Pflaumen. Ausgewogener, eleganter dichtverwobener Gaumen, kräftige Aromatik, feines Tannin, dichte Strucktur, langer, feiner Abgang

 

18/20

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Vintage 1996

Château Lagrange 1996
Vertical tasting – chngpohtiong.com

July 2016

Château Lagrange 1996

 

***** (Outstanding)

 

Everything one finds in 1997, is more here. Riper, richer, and more intense. There is simply more volume and concentration. But also very amazing freshness. And the same impressive harmony. given the greater richness, the fruit is considerably less evolved. In fact, there are still smoky blue fruit aspects to its personality. Impressive.

 

The blend is 57% cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot.

http://www.chngpohtiong.com/vertical-report.html

 

Vintage 1996

The Denver Post
“Off-vintage” reds have stars in their own rights – Bill St John

June 2016

1996 Les Fiefs de Lagrange St. Julien, Bordeaux, France:

 

This is Lagrange’s “second” (or, some say, “lesser”) wine and should in no way have lasted this long. But careful selection in 1996 gave it stuffing from the get-go and it has matured into a great beauty of a red: gorgeous bouquet, many layered and generous, followed by soft, elegant, lengthily flavored fruit. $35

Vintage 1996

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Dark, narrow-rimmed red, barely any maturity; on the nose, ripe Carbernet lurking , but not yet really emerged; very nicely balanced, rich middleweight, fresh in acidity, and with both a fine fruit core and a fine tannin; long and elegant in the mouth refined, ripe red-fruit flavours, light gravely aromas, quite complex, and with real classed-growth class. Much more fruit core, complexity, and length than th 1995, but also clearly with the acidity of the vintage, too, so a bit forbidding for the moment. Plenty of well-delineated, long-term St-Julien pleasure here. Typically fine, linear 1996. 2010-25. 16.5

Vintage 1996

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide : Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - page 95

(…)Les Fiefs de Lagrange 1996, a 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot second wine, that showed no sign of fading, followed by two grands vins from each of his chosen categories (…)

Vintage 1995

Château Lagrange 1995
Vertical Tasting – chngpohtiong.com

July 2016

Château Lagrange 1995

 

This is overshadowed by both 1997 and 1996. The nose and palate is very Tobacco, not sweet but rather hydrated Tobacco. The finish is also a bit austere. Food can help lift this. The consensus at Château Lagrange is also that 1996 is superior to 1995, and that the former is a Cabernet, while 1995 was a merlot year.

The blend is 44% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot and 13% petit verdot.

 

http://www.chngpohtiong.com/vertical-report.html

Vintage 1995

PERIODIC REVIEW OF BORDEAUX WINE
By Alan Duran

November 2008

The best Lagrange since the great 1990! Its ruby-purple hue is followed by deep cassis, blueberry, cherry, and crushed-rock elements.Noticeably fragant and seamiess, weighted mouth-full of rich fruit, with a deep texture and wonderfull precision.
Full of ripe-tannin, extremely fragant, and approachable in spite of its density.
This is tasty now and for the next 8-12 years. 91/100

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Vintage 1990

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Brick-edged, dark red; mature, seductively ripe blackcurrant/cassis bouquet; rich, elegantly balanced, complete, and harmonious wine, concentrated without being strong, and with a nicely integrated, moderate tannin; succulently ripe fruit, fleshy and generous, but still with a fine definition and excellent length. 1989 with more richness, more structure, and more complexty; a lovely, complete claret in the full flushof early maturity. Great Lagrange; the wine that made its recent reputation-splendid now, and with years to go. Now to 2020+. 17+

Vintage 1990

PERIODIC REVIEW OF BORDEAUX WINE
By Alan Duran

November 2008

A noteworthy Lagrange of remarkable appeal.
Its color boasts a ruby hue with a rusty rim whichproceeds to a jubilant bouquet of truffle extract intermixed with cassis, cherry liqueur, and lead-pencil dust.
This is full-bodied, dense, opulent, and spectacular on the palate, offering loads of extract, and a long, sweet finish, with everything in place. it ranks as one of the top wines I have tasted from this estate, certainly a large-scaled St.-Julien worth cellaring and aging. 94

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Vintage 1990

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - page 95

(…) Glorious: 1990 (44% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with 12% Petit Verdot) was astoundingly young, full of black fruits, rich and densely pure with 20 years in front of it, while 1196 seemed still a bit shut, lacking the exuberance of 1990, more ’classic’ than the ’glorious’ in my view.

Vintage 1989

PERIODIC REVIEW OF BORDEAUX WINE
By Alan Duran

November 2008

The ’89 ranks as one of the finest Lagrange’s produced in the last twenty years.
The mature Lagrange has much to offer with its dark ruby hue and rusty-edges, followed by wonderfull bouquet of candied-mulberry, limestone, tar and cherry liqueur. With coaxing it hints at an evolution of fruit and mature savories of mushroom, loads of richness, a ful-body, and good weight.
Although fully-mature, it has plenty of timeleft, so enjoy its abundant cherry infused with cassis. drink now and for the next 10-14 years.

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Vintage 1989

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - page 95

(…)Atypical: 1989, fully ripe yet elegant and now at it’s peak, dominated the four-square 1995 from an over-productive year. (…)

Vintage 1988

The world of Fine Wine 30 April 2007 – issue 17
Tasting by Michael Schuster

2007

Dark mahogany red, less evolved than the 1985; mulberry gravel, and undergrowth bouquet; early maturity in a nice, old fashioned style; well balanced, medium-full, a firm, elegant middleweight claret; fresh, crisp, moderately ripe, moderately complex; nice length across the palate but clearly in a cooler vintage style; likely always to be a bit austere, good, but not charmer. Now – 2015. 15+

Vintage 1988

PERIODIC REVIEW OF BORDEAUX WINE
By Alan Duran

November 2008

The wonderful Lagrange reveals a dark ruby (with a hint of amber color), followed by sweet mulberry extract, crème de cassis, and plenty of licorice aromas. There is observable firm-tannin (…)

photo: Periodic Review of Bordeaux Wine

Vintage 1988

DECANTER
Decanter buying guide: Spurrier’s world

December 2009 - page 95

(…)1988 was even deeper in colour than 1989 with vigorous berry fruit just starting to dry and certainly old-fashioned compared to the fresh, floral 1998. (…)