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Chateau Lagrange 2008

Member Review by zufrieden:

From the better-than-average 2008 vintage, this edition of Chateau Lagrange is reflective of "Vieux Bordeaux"; there is a sharper, more cranberry nose with the usual blackberry; on the palate, there is a thinner, more tart impact with cedar plank , vanilla and ripe blackberry topped by a fine tannic structure. Finish is long. A fine claret with further aging potential. 90 points.

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Château LaGrange:
Château Lagrange was known in the Middle Ages as the Noble House of Lagrange Montei. Records of the successive owners go back as far as 1631. In 1824 the total production was 120 barrels (12 000 cases). In 1842, the ex-Home Secretary to King Louis-Philippe, Count Duchatel, left his mark on the property and the Médoc by introducing a drainage system in the vineyard. The Count brought the annual ... Read more
Château Lagrange was known in the Middle Ages as the Noble House of Lagrange Montei. Records of the successive owners go back as far as 1631. In 1824 the total production was 120 barrels (12 000 cases). In 1842, the ex-Home Secretary to King Louis-Philippe, Count Duchatel, left his mark on the property and the Médoc by introducing a drainage system in the vineyard. The Count brought the annual production up to 300 barrels. This was a golden age for Lagrange, with the famous 1855 classification awarding the property the title of Third Classified Growth. The beginning of the 20th century was much less glorious as the economic conditions deteriorated. Despite several changes in ownership the yields were lower and of lesser quality. A decline in business meant the estate had to be broken up : from 280 hectares (around 700 acres) in1840, the domain had been reduced to 157 hectares (392 acres) by December 1983, when the Japanese group Suntory bought it from the Cendoya family, owners since 1925. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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04/06/2015

From the better-than-average 2008 vintage, this edition of Chateau Lagrange is reflective of "Vieux Bordeaux"; there is a sharper, more cranberry nose with the usual blackberry; on the palate, there is a thinner, more tart impact with cedar plank , vanilla and ripe blackberry topped by a fine tannic structure. Finish is long. A fine claret with further aging potential. 90 points.




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