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Member Reviews for Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien.troisieme Cru Classe France Bordeaux Vin Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Haut MédocAdd your review
Mmm, this was tasty. Immediate black licorice (anise?) on the nose. Lets of fruit today. Tannin coated my teeth. Good structure. This was my favorite of the tasting.
Lovely bottle, one of my favorite affordables of this vintage. I won't even describe the flavor profile, this is simply great Bordeaux and the next thing you know the bottle is empty. I'll try to take better notes next time. $40 (now $60)/ 93 points WKH
Nice bouquet. Worthy of the great French Bordeaux which of course, it is one. A little lighter than the California Cabernets but I think Bordeaux wines are suppose to be like that.
The '03 is rich, and full bodied, soft tannins, lots of red fruit and very youthful. Not going to be a tremendous ager (very soft), probably, but I'll still like it better in a few years.
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This second label of Chateau Lagrange is always a good value, but a 2003 vintage makes it extra special.
Marcel Ducasse has transformed the Lagrange vineyard from a sleepy Western outpost of St.-Julien to one of the top wines. Not bad for the largest cru classe in Bordeaux. Since 1984, he has worked to interpret the terroir, with its river stones and sandier sectors. While his '96 is more perfectly ripe, with a dynamic range of red fruit flavors, his 2000 is also a great interpretation of the vineyard, more extravagant, with a nod to stodgy old Bordeaux. This young vintage is dark in color with a violet edge, the aromas heady, reminiscent of stables, cigar smoke and dark roasted coffee. It's a complex wine, old Bordeaux ripened until it doesn't recognize its new clothes, suddenly friendly and modern, with a lasting black pepper scent of ripe tannin.
Built around its tannins, this has the roundness of St-Julien, feeling plump, as if enriched by petit verdot (10 percent of the blend). The tannins are mineral in tone, a fine grit polished by new oak. Black and earthy, this may yield more fruit flavor with age.
Aromas of blackberry and currant with just a hint of black licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and subtle ripe fruit, giving licorice and mineral undertones. Complex and refined. Very well done. Best after 2011. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2003 Lagrange St Julien 750ml
This lovely Bordeaux is showing beautifully right now. An ample wine with beautiful aromas of violets, cherries, and pepper.
Enticing aromas of cinnamon and ripe fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, with ripe fruit flavors and a good fruit core. Medium tannins. St.Julienrsquo;s Lagrange seldom goes wrong, and this is certainly outstanding for the vintage. Best after 2002.
Bright ruby-red. Brisk aromas of currant, cedar and minerals. Firmly built, complex and aromatic, with lovely flavor definition and excellent palate coverage. Finishes with mouthcoating tannins and very good length. An excellent vintage for Lagrange.
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