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Château Lagrange les Tours "l'Idée Claire" 2008

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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

Editorial Reviews for Château Lagrange les Tours "l'Idée Claire"

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,071
3.00 5
04/23/2012

Classic Cabernet nose full of weedy notes, crisp and focused with red and black currant fruit over an oaky base. On the palate this comes of as rich and soft, front loaded with fruit then a bit chunky and simple with nice red currant fruit supported by soft tannins and bright acids but little complexity and considering how open this is little chance to develop much. 86pts


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Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
02/06/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Château Lagrange les Tours "l'Idée Claire"

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

Already well-known in the middle Ages under the name of Maison Noble de Lagrange Monteil, Chateau Lagrange is located in the Saint-Julien appellation. The estate currently covers 157 hectares of land, of which 115 are under vine, in a single block. The vineyard is planted on two Gunzian gravel rises. Production methods combine the best of traditional and modern methods. Vine density per hectare is high and the soil is cultivated in the classic Medoc manner. The grapes are handpicked and sorted prior to crushing. Traditional Bordeaux winemaking procedures are used and fermentation lakes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is aged in oak barrels (of which 60% are new every year) in an air conditioned cellar.


External Review
09/22/2010

The rather overt oak often found in this cuvee seems to have been considerably tamed in the 2008. It is more charming, displaying a plush texture along with sweet cassis and black cherry fruit intertwined with intriguing notes of Christmas fruitcake,... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2008 Lagrange St Julien 750ml


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
05/01/2013

Klassisch, ganz klar Bordeaux, so präsentiert sich dieses Gewächs im Bouquet. Der Sinneseindruck im Gaumen bestätigt dies: Die Gerbstoffe sind samtig weich, die Frucht ist präsent und eingebunden, das Rückgrat passt. Das Ganze bildet eine Einheit, eine klassische Einheit, die durch und durch Bordeaux-like ist. Der Zweitwein von Château LAGRANGE gefällt, bereitet viel Trinkvergnügen und dies zu einem ganz vernünftigen Preis, notabene.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
03/27/2011

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/12/2013

Feines Cassis- und Vanillearoma, sowie etwas Zedernholz. Kaffee- und Minzearomen, seidiges Gefüge, in welchem die Fruchtaromen harmonisch integriert sind. Geradlinig, herb und fest.



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Alcohol: 12.5%

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