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Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"Intense aromas of blackberry and smoke. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and long finish. Solid and tight. As it should be...91-94" WS 04/10

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

Editorial Reviews for Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,736
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,736
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/23/2012

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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,736
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/20/2010

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)


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,736
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/22/2008

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.


Member Reviews for Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,736
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 05/05/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593864,039
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/06/2015

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.


Snooth User: drsint
1424482,804
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/06/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/29/2009

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.


Snooth User: penguinoid
1482961,216
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 11/13/2010

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.


Snooth User: Claret Bob
41975655
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/07/2010

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.


Snooth User: Lisa156
111651331
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 07/22/2012

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.


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External Reviews for Lagrange St Julien Bordeaux Blend Wine Premier

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Vintage: 2013 05/06/2010

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 02/17/2012

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 03/14/2013

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


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 01/23/2010

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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/15/2009

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Les Arums de Lagrange 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 05/22/2012

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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 02/14/2012

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Les Fiefs de Lagrange 750ml


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"Intense aromas of blackberry and smoke. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and long finish. Solid and tight. As it should be...91-94" WS 04/10

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