Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien.troisieme Cru Classe France Bordeaux Vin Rouge Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Haut Médoc 2003
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Mmm, this was tasty. Immediate black licorice (anise?) on the nose. Lets of fruit today. Tannin coated my teeth. Good structure. This was my f... Read more
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... Read more
Nice bouquet. Worthy of the great French Bordeaux which of course, it is one. A little lighter than the California Cabernets but I think Bordeau... Read more
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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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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 rsquo;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. Itrsquo;s a complex wine, old Bordeaux ripened until it doesnrsquo;t recognize its new clothes, suddenly friendly and modern, with a lasting black pepper scent of ripe tannin.
An impressive performance by Lagrange, the 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color with obvious notes of melted licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. This ripe, dense, full-bodied St.-Julien is chewy, thick, high in tannin, large-bodied, and impressively long and dense. As always, it is less expressive than some of its peers, but it is loaded as well as reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2030.
Lots of floral, berry and raspberry character on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely wine. Round and refined. Best after 2006.
Good ruby-red. considerably less saturated than the 2000. Sexy, sweet aromas of black plum, black raspberry and flowers; smells more like Merlot, while the 2000 is more Cabernet. Juicy and suave in the mouth, with subtle but intense flavors nicely firmed by juicy acids. Classy, impeccably balanced wine with very fine-grained tannins. While this is not all hard today, it really should be given ten years in the cellar.
Dark ruby/purple-colored with a nose of charcoal smoke intermixed with black currants, cherries, and toasty new oak, the 2003 Lagrange hits the palate with an expansive, fleshy mouthfeel, copious glycerin, and some unusual notes of road tar. The finish offers a hint of the scorching summer heat in the warm, alcoholic afterglow. This relatively deep, concentrated wine has low acidity and, unlike more recent Lagranges, should be drinkable several months after bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2007ndash;2018.
This impeccably run, Japanese-owned property has fashioned a superb 1996. Opaque purple-colored, with a backward yet promising nose of classically pure cassis intermixed with pain grilleacute; and spice, this medium to full-bodied, powerful yet stylish wine possesses superb purity, a nicely-layered feel in the mouth and plenty of structure. It will not be an early-drinking St.-Julien, but one to lay away and enjoy over the next 2ndash;3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2022.
A dark, dry, brooding wine, which has flavors of blackberries and red plum skins, which is not at all dominated by wood. This is a classic wine, with Saint-Julienrsquo;s elegance and 2003rsquo;s power.
Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic
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