Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St.Julien)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2015 Colour: Red Style: Medium Body, Dry
Producer: Chateau Lagrange
Grapes have been grown at Chateau Lagrange, St.-Julien, for over 600 years. A Third Growth in the Classification of 1855, it is the largest classified growth in the Medoc with 113 hectares under vine.
The blend of the 2015 Chateau Lagrange consists of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Harvesting was quite long, lasting from the 21st of September to the 12th of October. It casts a dark purple red hue and an almost black core. Its aromatic nose has an elegant profile, with dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasted aromas. On the palate it is full-bodied yet elegant, showing ripe tannins with velvety texture, and a long and fruity finish from by the bold Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful and well balanced Saint-Julien with a capacity of ageing to 2022-2040.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
J. Robinson : 17- / 20
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lagrange gives up fragrant notes of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and blackberry pie with touches of violets, forest floor, truffles and cigar box. Medium-bodied with plenty of intense black fruit and firm, grainy tannins, it has a racy line and long, mineral-laced finish.
Food Matches: Beef, Venison