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Château Lagrange St.-Julien 2010

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"A wine, with very pretty balance and length already. Full body, with a wonderful core of ripe fruit and a persistent silky finish. Lasts for a long time. Dense…94-95." JS 03/11. "Saturated medium ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis, licorice, menthol and cedar. Tightly wound, classic and intense, with sharply delineated flavors of dark berries, violet and minerals complemented by well-integrated oak. Dense, suave Saint-Julien wine with a very fresh, slightly austere finish. With its solid structure and excellent length, this will require at least five or six years of cellaring. A superb vintage for this property...92" IWC 07/12

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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

External Reviews for Château Lagrange St.-Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/28/2011

75% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot. 60% new oak barrels. Lagrange has been undergoing significant upgrades over the last several years, including the addition of optical sorters, more precise fermenting of individual plots from the vineyard, and, mos... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Lagrange St Julien 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Lagrange is a powerful and packed with ripe dark berries and cassis. This concentrated coca and ripe berry flavored wine offers freshness and a licorice cassis filled finish. Jeff Leve.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

75% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot. 60% new oak barrels. Lagrange has been undergoing significant upgrades over the last several years including the addition of optical sorters more precise fermenting of individual plots from the vineyard and most significantly a reduction in the size of the tanks from 200+ hectoliters to an average of 80-120hl. These technical upgrades really show themselves with a fantastic wine for 2010. Beautiful bright fruit of blueberry and blackberry appear on the nose with subtle yet captivating notes of eucalyptus and toast. The plentiful tannins are fine and precise giving the wine nice texture that is enticing even out of barrel but will take more time to integrate. Tremendously long the fruit lingered for seemingly minutes and kept me coming back for more. This is among the top releases ever from this estate. Drink 2018-2035. Alex Shaw.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

75% cabernet sauvignon 25% merlot. 60% new oak barrels. Lagrange has been undergoing significant upgrades over the last several years including the addition of optical sorters more precise fermenting of individual plots from the vineyard and most significantly a reduction in the size of the tanks from 200+ hectoliters to an average of 80-120hl. These technical upgrades really show themselves with a fantastic wine for 2010. Beautiful bright fruit of blueberry and blackberry appear on the no


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Bright ruby-red. Brooding aromas of blackberry cassis and licorice. Backward and youthfully medicinal but already shows lovely floral lift--to to mention ripe framing acidity--to its dark berry menthol and licorice flavors. A bit strict today and in need of several years of bottle aging but the firm tannins are ultimately rather velvety. 90+ Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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"A wine, with very pretty balance and length already. Full body, with a wonderful core of ripe fruit and a persistent silky finish. Lasts for a long time. Dense…94-95." JS 03/11. "Saturated medium ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis, licorice, menthol and cedar. Tightly wound, classic and intense, with sharply delineated flavors of dark berries, violet and minerals complemented by well-integrated oak. Dense, suave Saint-Julien wine with a very fresh, slightly austere finish. With its solid structure and excellent length, this will require at least five or six years of cellaring. A superb vintage for this property...92" IWC 07/12

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