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Château Lagrange St. Julien les Fiefs de Lagrange 1988

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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 les Fiefs de Lagrange

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Good full fresh ruby. Perfumed captivating aromas of sappy black cherry violet and rose petal. Austere and penetrating and yet the texture is ultimately more pliant than that of the 86. Raspberry and cherry fruit flavors are complicated by notes of camphor black olive herbs and cedar. Finishes with slightly dry tannins and subtle persistence. "This is the first vintage we made with real knowledge of the property " Ducasse noted. 88 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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

Aromas of currant and sweet tobacco follow through to a full body with soft silky tannins and a long flavorful finish. A little dusty but lots of fruit and character.- 88/ 98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Good full, fresh ruby. Perfumed, captivating aromas of sappy black cherry, violet and rose petal. Austere and penetrating, and yet the texture is ultimately more pliant than that of the 86. Raspberry and cherry fruit flavors are complicated by notes... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1988 Lagrange St Julien 5000ml



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