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Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier 2009
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Editorial Reviews for Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier
Focused with stemmy herb and truffle nuance on the nose, with a bit of shoe polish yielding to fancy toasty oak and vanilla top notes. A bit dry in the mouth with wood tannin, though there is plump black fruit that shows some candied accents mostly covering the tannin on the palate. Fairly seamless but lacking some detail, there's a core of hard candy, black cherry fruit that leads to a dry short finish. A bit unbalanced and possibly too tannic for the simple, candied fruit. 88pts
Classic Cabernet nose full of weedy notes, crisp and focused with red and black currant fruit over an oaky base. On the palate this comes of as rich and soft, front loaded with fruit then a bit chunky and simple with nice red currant fruit supported by soft tannins and bright acids but little complexity and considering how open this is little chance to develop much. 86pts
Subtly fruity nose, touch of black spice, cigarbox, sweet wood, caramelly – lean and fresh in the mouth, soft tannins, nice bright acids, lightweight and fresh, lovely purity to the fruit, great integrated baking spice accents, real length to the fruit and spice notes (91-92)
Opening fairly toasty with a bit of green herb and bell pepper right up front before settling into a slightly roasted, tarry blackberry vein with notes of vanilla, buttery oak, and fudge under the roasted meat and herb notes. This is fairly full bodied with a big pop of sweet fruit on the attack. Opulent and round with blackberry and cassis fruit and quite some tannins as well as balancing acidity. The finish reveals a bit of earth and licorice as well as black spice and cigar ash before a final note of toasty oak. The oak is a bit more than I would like but the fruit should support it well.
Four and a half glasses
From the better-than-average 2008 vintage, this edition of Chateau Lagrange is reflective of "Vieux Bordeaux"; there is a sharper, more cranberry nose with the usual blackberry; on the palate, there is a thinner, more tart impact with cedar plank , vanilla and ripe blackberry topped by a fine tannic structure. Finish is long. A fine claret with further aging potential. 90 points.
Three and a half glasses
Another great 2006 St Julien. A bright garnet colored wine with a sweet red fruit nose. Red fruit attack - very soft round and voluptuous with lots of red fruit throughout. Sweet finish.
From half-bottle. Nose: red fruit (blackcurrant), spice, pencil lead, earthy, smoky, some greenness. Palate: blackcurrant, spice, earthy, pencil lead, some greenness/capsicum notes. Smooth, elegant tannins; moderate fresh underlying acidity. Elegant, restrained Bordeaux.
Balanced dark fruits on the nose, consolidating into blackcurrent in the mouth. Some almond, too, on the nose, perhaps. Lovely velveteen texture which seems to thin in the mouth with food. Hint of mint? Delicious and a good companion to a medium-rare sirloin with Dauphinoise potatoes and green vegetables. Yum.
Large fruit. High mineral content makes for Crunchy wine. Elegant wine. Large and leggy tannins that linger on the tongue. Smoky and cherry with touches of cranberry. Lots of lovely tannins on the finish even drinking the wine in 2012.
External Reviews for Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier
The color is dark with a fruity fresh and ripe nose. Caressing on entry the wine develops very fruity and rather ample for the vintage. Displaying power and energy. Beautiful tasty finish melting with a taste of licorice. Freshness and density are exemplary for the vintage. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
Supple, with a nice creamy feel to the plum, fig and blackberry flavors. A light stony edge lends some additional length and definition on the finish.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lagrange St Julien 750ml
The Chateau Lagrange 2011 is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot (the highest percentage of the latter since 2007.) In 2011, there were just four treatments in the vineyard compared to 12 in 2000. It has a deep purple co... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Lagrange St Julien 6000ml
Smoky, with bay, tobacco and briary followed by roasted fig and mulled plum notes, which all meld through the medium-bodied finish. Approachable now. Drink now through 2016. -JM Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Les Fiefs de Lagrange 750ml
Very pale green/yellow. The nose and palate betray the pale color of the wine, this is dense, big , tasty stuff! The nose features pear, banana, vanilla, and wild mushroom. These flavors are complemented by a juicy, dense palate with refreshing ac... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Les Arums de Lagrange 750ml
An elegant wine, with a lovely balance of blackberry and tobacco flavors and soft, silky tannins. Not a blockbuster, but well proportioned. Best after 1996. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Les Fiefs de Lagrange 5000ml
Notes of Bing cherry and crushed blackberry burst from the glass, with just a touch of bittersweet chocolate rounding out the nose. Very primary. Elegant and rather straightforward, lacking some of the complexity found in past vintages. Enjoy on rele... Alex Shaw. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Les Fiefs de Lagrange 750ml
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