Country: France Region: Bordeaux (St.Julien)
Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2013 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. It was acquired in 1983 by Suntory, the Japanese wine and spirits conglomerate, which has spared no effort or expense in extensively replanting and renovating the estate.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tightly knit, oaky and rich, with formidable concentration, but broodingly backward and not showing the charm and concentration of the top wines of St.-Julien, this 2009 from Lagrange is still an outstanding effort that has length, richness and character. It should be cellared for a good 5-6 years and then consumed over the following 25 years
Bright and perfumed, with loads of blueberry, flower and licorice on the nose. Full body, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Class. Best wine from here in a long, long time. Try after 2018
Gilbert & Gaillard
Deeply-coloured with crimson highlights. Focused nose of red and black fruits with refined yet evident oak. Powerful, well-integrated and melted at point of entry. Warm style finishing on a drier note marked by oak.
Food Matches: Beef, Venison