la-gamme-lagrange A QUARTET OF CHARACTER
Château Lagrange

Balance, power, precision

 

A veritable demonstration of balance, this wine illustrates the perfect alchemy between the three grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Powerful and lively in its youth, a slow, serene evolution over time endows this wine with a delicate elegance.

 

Tasting note: This wine often presents aromas of blackcurrant and black cherry with spicy, smoky notes. Aromas of cedar, liquorice or tobacco also develop over the years, typical of the top Saint-Julien wines.

 

OTHER VINTAGES >

Lagrange_2019

THE VINTAGE

2019, just like 2018, will be remembered for its really contrasting weather. We had a cold, wet spring, and then a dry, hot summer with recordbreaking sunshine ! This was the longest harvest we had ever seen. The berry weight was the lowest of the last 36 years at Lagrange. We took a gamble stopping for a while between the Merlot and the Cabernet, judging the latter’s phenolic maturity not in adequacy with its technological maturity. It was important not to rush, tasting the grapes daily as the skins became gradually thinner and aromas were progressively revealed: we harvested the richest grapes in the domaine’s modern history.

 

TASTING NOTE

The character of our unique terroir and our technical team’s expertise have allowed this vintage to surpass itself. It boasts both phenolic richness and freshness in the fruit. This is a powerful, creamy, smooth wine. With a record 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Lagrange 2019 blend will go down in history. The expressive, aromatic nose opens with black cherry, blackcurrant and liquorice. In the palate, the entry is silky and plump with powerful, velvety tannins. This distinguished and elegant 2019 will take its place among our iconic vintages. The ageing potential is simply remarkable !

REVIEWS

Neal Martin 94-96

“Quite a streamlined Lagrange in the context of a warm growing season, this feels agile and nimble on the finish. Excellent.”

Jane Anson 95

“Just enormously elegant, with tons of St Julien balance, and fine tannins that are sure to take it through the next few decades with ease. I love this wine, one of the most enjoyable of the vintage in St Julien, with a strikingly seductive texture. “

Lagrange_2018

THE VINTAGE

In 2018 the total rainfall was above the average of the last two decades, mainly due to the heavy rainfall in the first half of the year. The average temperatures were also among the highest ever recorded by our weather station. The summer was, however, one of the driest recorded at Lagrange since 1996.

 

TASTING NOTE

Dark color with purple tint on the rim, black cherry, blackcurrant and fresh prune. Powerful and unctuous with a lot of freshness. This vintage seems to be very approachable and well balanced. Tannins are dense and very silky. This amazing wine looks like a blend between the 2009 and the 2016. 2018 is the ultimate generous wine.

REVIEWS

Lisa Perrotti-Brown 93 – 95+

“Full-bodied and jam-packed with black fruits and earthy accents, it has a solid frame of firm, chunky tannins and just enough freshness.”

James Molesworth 93 – 96

“Vivid from start to finish.”

Lagrange_2017

THE VINTAGE

2017 was early and contrasted. The total rainfall is lower than the average of the last twenty years. The month of April was particularly dry. The cool nights culminated in severe frost on the 27th April. Spring was warm with average rainfall. Flowering occurred early, quickly and in ideal conditions. The summer was warm and dry until September 8th. A tremendous work carried out to mark 250 000 vine stocks during colour change made the intra­plot selection process easier at harvest­time.

 

TASTING NOTE

Ruby color with purple reflects. On the nose, some notes of black cherry, licorice and blackcurrant appear. The mouthfeel is silky and unctuous with a lot of freshness. This vintage features an early drinkability. Tannins are soft and well integrated. A really harmonious wine which reminds us the style of 2012 and 2015 vintages. It embodies the elegance of Saint-Julien wines.

REVIEWS

Lisa Perrotti-Brown 93

“The palate is elegantly played with plush tannins and an impressive intensity of crunchy black fruits, finishing with great length and plenty of depth.”

Roger Voss 94

“Balanced and stylish, this wine conveys the elegant side of Saint-Julien.”

Lagrange_2016

THE VINTAGE

The rainy spring weather encouraged the budburst although we cannot say this was an early vintage. The flowering took place the driest week of the spring. 2016 was one of the hottest and driest summers ever! The harvest was late and long.

 

TASTING NOTE

Dark and deep with purple tint. Blackcherry, blackcurrant, liquorice and black pepper on the nose. Full­bodied, freshness with menthol, round, powerful and long finish. Enjoyable already, this exceptional 2016 is able to age a long time due to its silky tannins. A great and well balanced 2016 Lagrange: nice harmony with classicism and modernity.

REVIEWS

Neal Martin 94 – 96

“It certainly is one of the most expressive Lagrange that I have tasted […] This is a great Lagrange.”

Jane Anson 95

“No doubt this is a fantastic Lagrange, to be savored.”

Michel Bettane 95 – 96

“Puissant, très sérieusement construit.”

Frederic Durand Bazin 18,5

“Belle matière, superbe allonge.”

Lagrange_2015

THE VINTAGE

The dry, mild spring weather encouraged the budburst although we cannot say this was an early vintage. The flowering and colour change took place in excellent conditions, around the average dates recorded on the property.

 

TASTING NOTE

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with elegant character, dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasted aromas. On the palate full­bodied yet elegant, ripe tannins with velvety character, with a long and fruity finish carried by the bold Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful and well balanced wine.

REVIEWS

James Suckling 94

“Anyone who thinks that modern Bordeaux has become too soft or easy should taste this seriously tannic yet sleek and vibrant wine.”

Jane Anson 93

“Excellent aromatics […] This is a big wine that demands attention and displays some real St-Julien balance.”

Les fiefs de Lagrange

Elegance, depth, intensity

 

Created in 1983, “les Fiefs de Lagrange” is so much more than a second wine. Produced from young vines (with an average age of 30 years) and planted on fine gravel soils for the Cabernet Sauvignon and clay for certain Merlots.

 

Tasting note: This truly elegant wine boasts pleasant supple tannins. The Fiefs de Lagrange offers an intense aromatic palette with notes of red fruit and spices. A wine that expresses its character early, allowing it to be enjoyed young, it nevertheless possesses a very good ageing potential.

 

OTHER VINTAGES >

Fiefs_2019

THE VINTAGE

2019, just like 2018, will be remembered for its really contrasting weather. We had a cold, wet spring, and then a dry, hot summer with recordbreaking sunshine ! This was the longest harvest we had ever seen. The berry weight was the lowest of the last 36 years at Lagrange. We took a gamble stopping for a while between the Merlot and the Cabernet, judging the latter’s phenolic maturity not in adequacy with its technological maturity. It was important not to rush, tasting the grapes daily as the skins became gradually thinner and aromas were progressively revealed: we harvested the richest grapes in the domaine’s modern history.

 

TASTING NOTE

Les Fiefs de Lagrange 2019 may surprise you with its pure harmony! The nose offers a subtle marriage of black and red fruit, peppered with spicy notes. The palate is generous, creamy and smooth. A pleasant freshness brings balance to this wine that could be approachable young. But make no mistake, this is a bottle that will also continue to amaze us for the next 20 years !

REVIEWS

LOGO-ANDREAS-LARSSONAndreas Larsson 91

“Youthful nose offering violet, freshly crushed berries, darker fruit notes with cassis and dark plum”

Yves Beck 90-91

En bouche le vin est juteux, croquant et délicat. Quelle fraîcheur et quelle élégance

Fiefs_2018

THE VINTAGE

In 2018 the total rainfall was above the average of the last two decades, mainly due to the heavy rainfall in the first half of the year. The average temperatures were also among the highest ever recorded by our weather station. The summer was, however, one of the driest recorded at Lagrange since 1996.

 

TASTING NOTE

Purple color, red fruits aromas and spicy notes. Racy tannins well integrated which give to this excellent wine a large window of tasting.

REVIEWS

Lisa Perrotti-Brown 90 – 92

“The full-bodied palate is rich and packed with fruit, with firm, grainy tannins and a long finish.”

James Suckling 92 – 93

“A subtly fruity wine. […] Velvety tannins and an attractive finish.”

Fiefs_2017

THE VINTAGE

2017 was early and contrasted. The total rainfall is lower than the average of the last twenty years. The month of April was particularly dry. The cool nights culminated in severe frost on the 27th April. Spring was warm with average rainfall. Flowering occurred early, quickly and in ideal conditions. The summer was warm and dry until September 8th. A tremendous work carried out to mark 250 000 vine stocks during colour change made the intra­plot selection process easier at harvest­time.

 

TASTING NOTE

An intense colour for this vintage, that was produced in very limited quantity. The nose presents notes of blackcurrant, cherry and raspberry. Surprisingly fresh, the wine shows silky tannins, and a certain ageing potential. This vintage will amaze you with its elegance and its accessibility.

REVIEWS

Antonio Galloni 88 – 91

“In 2017, the Fiefs is especially refined, not to mention absolutely delicious. “

Fiefs_2016

THE VINTAGE

The rainy spring weather encouraged the budburst although we cannot say this was an early vintage. The flowering took place the driest week of the spring. 2016 was one of the hottest and driest summers ever! The harvest was late and long.

 

TASTING NOTE

Dark and purple color, it has a very intense bouquet, with pure black cherry, crème de cassis and crushed violets. The palate has crisp acidity, quite tensile in the mouth and lively. One of the best success of Les Fiefs de Lagrange ever: a vibrant wine well balanced.

REVIEWS

James Suckling 93

“A beautiful St.-Julien that’s got everything you expect from this appellation.”

Fiefs_2015

THE VINTAGE

The dry, mild spring weather encouraged the budburst although we cannot say this was an early vintage. The flowering and colour change took place in excellent conditions, around the average dates recorded on the property.

 

TASTING NOTE

Brilliant nice color with purple hues, black and red fruits notes. Fresh on the palate with menthol and spices. Well balanced between the acidity and tannic structure which show a nice elegance wine. The most complete Fiefs de Lagrange since the 2009 vintage.

REVIEWS

Antonio Galloni 89 – 91

“The 2015 Les Fiefs de Lagrange is round, supple and absolutely delicious.”

Neal Martin 90

“The 2015 Les Fiefs de Lagrange has a generous bouquet with red cherries, strawberry and light red currant jus aromas.”

Les arums de lagrange

Freshness, tension, energy

 

Created in 1996, “Les Arums de Lagrange” is one of the very first white wines in the Médoc to be vinified in barrel. The perfect harmony between the creaminess of the Sémillon and the freshness of the Sauvignons gives a nice tautness to this delicate wine. A wine that seduces us with its irresistibly refreshing style.

 

Tasting note: As soon as you take your glass and appreciate the attractive white robe, you will be amazed by the explosion of tangy fruit on the nose : citrus aromas, lemon and grapefruit mingling with tropical fruit and subtle hints of white peach and even vine peach.

Arums_2019

THE VINTAGE

2019, like 2018, will be remembered as a vintage of contrasts. The wet, cold spring was followed by a dry, hot summer and record sunshine ! These weather conditions brought lower weight and great concentration in the grapes but to the detriment of quantity. The yield at a little under 25 hl/ha was the smallest crop ever recorded on the property. The harvest days were very sunny but the nights remained cool. Once again our unique terroirs were able to maintain the great freshness necessary in the making of our Arums de Lagrange.

 

TASTING NOTE

We chose not to include the Sauvignon Gris in the blend to preserve the appropriate freshness in this hot vintage. The nose is explosive, with aromas of citrus, lemon and pineapple. In the palate, the attack is lively, following through to a plump, generous midpalate. This is an elegant, harmonious wine boasting a remarkably long finish. There is a relatively tight drinking window if we wish to enjoy the large palette of fruity aromas to the full.

FleursDuLac_2018

THE VINTAGE

The spring was rainy and the summer very dry. 2018 is one of the warmer vintage we have ever had. The low temperatures during the night maintain a good level of acidity to keep the freshness of the flavor of Les Arums de Lagrange.

 

TASTING NOTE

A great aromatic complexity, notes of citrus, pineapple, peach and mango. The 2018 Arums will surprise you with its richness and volume in the mouth supported by a nice acidity

Le haut médoc de lagrange

Suppleness, brightness, finesse

 

All the expertise and philosophy of the Lagrange estate is apparent in this wine which is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and aged twelve months in barrel. Le Haut-Médoc de Lagrange is produced from thirty-year-old vines located on two parcels just outside the Saint-Julien appellation. This is a wine that charms us with its unique bright character.

 

Tasting note: First we appreciate the silky robe. The nose is lively and inviting and then the entry in the palate is frank, offering spicy notes along with flavoursome blackcurrant and cherry. A wine with timeless style.

Haut-Medoc_2019

THE VINTAGE

2019, just like 2018, will be remembered for its really contrasting weather. We had a cold, wet spring, and then a dry, hot summer with recordbreaking sunshine ! This was the longest harvest we had ever seen. The berry weight was the lowest of the last 36 years at Lagrange. We took a gamble stopping for a while between the Merlot and the Cabernet, judging the latter’s phenolic maturity not in adequacy with its technological maturity. It was important not to rush, tasting the grapes daily as the skins became gradually thinner and aromas were progressively revealed: we harvested the richest grapes in the domaine’s modern history.

 

TASTING NOTE

This hot, dry vintage brought such an extraordinary concentration in the grapes that the yield was a mere 37hl/ha. This phenomenon was especially true for the Cabernet Sauvignon, explaining the unusually high proportion of Merlot in the blend this year. Our Cabernets provide the backbone and freshness in this wine that offers pleasant aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and liquorice. The generous presence of the Merlot brings volume, smoothness and balance to the whole, promising a longer drinking window. The key word in this very attractive vintage is Harmony.

Haut-Medoc_2018

THE VINTAGE

In 2018 the total rainfall was above the average of the last two decades, mainly due to the heavy rainfall in the first half of the year. The average temperatures were also among the highest ever recorded by our weather station. The summer was, however, one of the driest recorded at Lagrange since 1996. The hot, dry weather continued through September and October for harvest­time.

 

TASTING NOTE

A pure and precise nose on blackcurrant and black cherry aromas . This solar vintage shows a nice freshness, and a palate both tangy and elegant. The wine is lively and offers a beautiful length on the finish.

Haut-Medoc_2016

THE VINTAGE

The rainy spring weather encouraged the budburst although we cannot say this was an early vintage. The flowering took place the driest week of the spring. 2016 was one of the hottest and driest summers ever! The harvest was late and long.

 

TASTING NOTE

A shiny and ruby­red colour, with good intensity. Aromatic and attractive nose revealing fresh berry­fruits, red­current, and cherry. Hints of cloves, honey ginger­bread and menthol conferring a complexity and character to the wine. In mouth, the attack is silky and fresh with supple tannins. 2016 is the most complex vintage we have ever produce. A genuine charming wine brought by crispy red­fruits aromas and grilled hazelnuts on the finish.