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Chateau Lagrange Saint-julien 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Blackberry, chocolate, and cedar notes with light hints of spices. It's medium bodied but very tannic at this point. Medium long finish.

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

External Reviews for Chateau Lagrange Saint-julien

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" Intense aromas of blackberry and smoke. Full-bodied


External Review
08/04/2010

Intense aromas of blackberry and smoke. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and long finish. Solid and tight. As it should be. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Lagrange St Julien 1500ml


External Review
06/15/2010

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Lagrange St Julien 1500ml


External Review
11/14/2013

Smoky with bay tobacco and briary followed by roasted fig and mulled plum notes which all meld through the medium-bodied finish. Approachable now. Drink now through 2016. -JM Wine Spectator.


External Review
11/14/2013

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. 90+ Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
10/09/2012

This has a solid core of juicy plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that sits in reserve, while mouthwatering briar and toasty spice notes move along the edges. Grippy and focused through the finish, with well-embedded acidity. Best from 2013 throu... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Lagrange St Julien 1500ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

Intense aromas of blackberry and smoke. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and long finish. Solid and tight. As it should be.


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Blackberry, chocolate, and cedar notes with light hints of spices. It's medium bodied but very tannic at this point. Medium long finish.

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