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Lagrange St Julien 1995

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour is sumptuous deep carmine with purplish tints. On the nose, this vintage is powerful, complex and concentrated, but not heavy. The ripe fruit aromas, reminiscent of candied fruit, dominate the smoky and vanilla notes of the oak. In the mouth, the attack is full and velvety: the mid-palate is unctuous and fleshy, yet not too thick; the finish shows ripe and powerful tannins with no signs of dryness, prolonging the general harmony of this wine. This is a rare, complete vintage, combining suppleness and strength, concentration and elegance, solidity and harmony.

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 Lagrange St Julien

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/10/2010

Wonderfully crafted, with mint, blackberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with loads of berry flavor and velvety tannins. Best after 2001. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1995 Lagrange St Julien 750ml


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

Wonderfully crafted with mint blackberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied with loads of berry flavor and velvety tannins. Best after 2001. JS Wine Spectator.


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

Licorice blackberry and mineral undertones. Full-bodied with silky and refined tannins. Long finish. Just about ready. Balanced and harmonious.-- 95/ 96 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2007. JS Wine Spectator.


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

The 1995 Lagrange is similar to the 1996 but the fruit is sweeter the acidity lower and the wine less marked by Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is a deep ruby/purple. The wine boasts a roasted herb charcoal black currant mineral and new oak-scented nose. Medium to full-bodied and ripe with copious quantities of jammy black cherry and cassis flavors presented in a medium-bodied low acid moderately tannic style this well-endowed purely made wine requires cellaring. Anticipated maturity:


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

The 1995 Lagrange is similar to the 1996 but the fruit is sweeter the acidity lower and the wine less marked by Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is a deep ruby/purple. The wine boasts a roasted herb charcoal black currant mineral and new oak-scented nose. Medium to full-bodied and ripe with copious quantities of jammy black cherry and cassis flavors presented in a medium-bodied low acid moderately tannic style this well-endowed purely made wine requires cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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The colour is sumptuous deep carmine with purplish tints. On the nose, this vintage is powerful, complex and concentrated, but not heavy. The ripe fruit aromas, reminiscent of candied fruit, dominate the smoky and vanilla notes of the oak. In the mouth, the attack is full and velvety: the mid-palate is unctuous and fleshy, yet not too thick; the finish shows ripe and powerful tannins with no signs of dryness, prolonging the general harmony of this wine. This is a rare, complete vintage, combining suppleness and strength, concentration and elegance, solidity and harmony.

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