Wine Details

Château Lagrange
Grand Cru Classé 3e
France • Bordeaux • Saint-Julien
2003 (1 in Cellar)
Jeff Tolmie - with Mike - 23.12.2008
Deep garnet in colour. Aromas of rich ripe blackberries, leather and lots of pepper, but a little subdued. Delicious and lush in the mouth. The fruit is dark and perfectly ripe - blackcurrant and black cherry, later plums. Great savoury flavours of pepper and black tea. Very nice balance indeed. Ripe tannins and eloquent acids. Not too hot, just right. Very long finish. I especially like the earthy, savoury notes in this wine.
Alcohol: 13%
A TROISIÈME CRU (third growth) located in the SAINT-JULIEN AC in the MÉDOC. The CHÂTEAU consists of 279 acres, which makes it one of the largest CRU CLASSÉ properties in BORDEAUX. The estate averages about 20,000 cases of red wine, part of which goes into the château's SECOND LABEL Les Fiefs de Lagrange. Since the property was taken over by Suntory Company of Japan in 1983, the wines have taken a decided turn for the better. Extensive upgrading has made this château a model of modern winemaking. The percentage of CABERNET SAUVIGNON has increased, making the combination of grape varieties approximately 66 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 27 percent MERLOT, and 7 percent PETIT VERDOT. Recent vintages have been full-bodied (see BODY), fruity and TANNIC, with AGING capabilities of 20 years or longer. This château shouldn't be confused with Château Lagrange of the POMEROL AC, whose wines are not as highly regarded.
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