AOC Saint Julien
Situated within the appellation Saint-Julien, Château Lagrange became the largest wine producing estate in the Médoc. Owned by the Japanese Group, it was refounded in 2008 with the evolution of production methods towards a greater awareness of the environment and a reduction of ecological impact on the property.
In 1855, Lagrange ranks among Third Classified Growths.
Cabernet Sauvignon 67%, Merlot 28%, Petit Verdot 5%
Two Gunzian gravel slopes on to a silico -clayey and sub soil.
Aging for 20 months in French oak barrels, of which 60% are renewed each year
75% de Cabernet sauvignon et 25% de Merlot
Deep and intense colour, red and black fruits aromas, toasted and vanilla notes. In the nose, impression of freshness. Attack very firm in mouth and increasing with an exceptional tannic richness. Powerful, smooth and harmonious tannins.
“Lagrange’s relatively new winemaking team appears to have backed off the aggressive oak regime and the result is a wine with better overall balance. Still a backward, muscular/ masculine style of St Julien, it reveals abundant tannin along with a subtle hint of vanillin intermixed with lead pencil shaving, white chocolate, black currant and cassis characteristics. Although less expressive than some of its 2010 peers, it is a big, powerful, rich wine that needs a decade of cellaring. It should last for 30 years” – Robert Parker
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 8% of Petit Verdot
Dark purple red with violet hues and almost black core. Aromatic nose with elegant character, dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasting aromas. On the palate full-bodied yet elegant, ripe tannins with velvety texture, with a long and fruity finish carried by the bold Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful and well balanced wine.
“Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lagrange gives up fragrant notes of chocolate-covered cherries, cassis and blackberry pie with touches of violets, forest floor, truffles and cigar box. Medium-bodied with plenty of intense black fruit and firm, grainy tannins, it has a racy line and long, mineral-laced finish.” – Wine Advocate