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Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien.troisieme Cru Classe France Bordeaux Vin Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Haut Médoc 2003

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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

Member Reviews for Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien.troisieme Cru Classe France Bordeaux Vin Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Haut Médoc

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Snooth User: razmaspaz
28350227
4.50 5
09/26/2007

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.


Snooth User: Bill Howard
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4.50 5
10/25/2007

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


Snooth User: theBubba
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4.00 5
02/25/2008

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.


Snooth User: tfcr
3597179
4.00 5
05/21/2008

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.


Snooth User: sfle912
8140389
4.00 5
07/31/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien.troisieme Cru Classe France Bordeaux Vin Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Haut Médoc

External Review
11/18/2008

This second label of Chateau Lagrange is always a good value, but a 2003 vintage makes it extra special.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
04/24/2009

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


External Review
07/02/2008

This lovely Bordeaux is showing beautifully right now. An ample wine with beautiful aromas of violets, cherries, and pepper.


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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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