Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2010 75cl

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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Brand Château Lagrange
Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2010
Maturity Drink from 2017 through 2030

Traditional Bordeaux winemaking procedures are used for this Left-Bank Bordeaux red.  Fermentation lakes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is aged in oak barrels (of which 60% are new every year) in an air conditioned cellar, recommended to lay down for a little while longer to appreciate the wine at it's best.


95 points James Suckling

  Great nose of blueberries, spices and hints of walnuts. Full body, with a lovely finish of well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. This is structured yet all in finesse. Best in years. Try in 2018.   (2/2013)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

  With vineyards in the west of Saint-Julien, Lagrange produces wines that are polished and elegant. In 2010, that style has been suffused with tannins while also delivering a black currant flavor. The wine is rich and ripe, with just the right amount of tannic structure for the fruit.   (2/2013)

92 points Wine Spectator

  Notes of singed alder, graphite and charcoal wrap around the core of intense blackberry paste, warm plum sauce and currant preserves. Turns sleek and racy on the well-knit finish despite the notable grip. Best from 2015 through 2030.   (3/2013)

88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  (a 75/25 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Bright ruby with purple highlights. Reticent nose offers delicate aromas of blackcurrant, violet and cedar. A pronounced minerality gives delicacy to the rather forward blackberry, gunflint and licorice flavors. Finishes long, but with a slight green edge to the building tannins. A nicely balanced, medium-bodied Lagrange: perhaps time in bottle will bring more volume and flesh.   (5/2011)

89 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  Somewhat of a beast, this monolithic, oaky wine is full-bodied, highly extracted and difficult to evaluate. Some hints of roasted herbs, chocolate, black currant and coffee are present, but the oak dominates, as do the tannins. This wine seems much woodier, and more closed and foreboding than any other St. Julien I tasted. Forget it for 7-8 years and hope for the best. (89+)   (2/2013)

Jancis Robinson

  Graphite and cassis combine on the nose. Strangely dry and juicy at the same time on the mid palate but finishes very dry. Drink 2017-2024.   (11/2012)

Country Of Origin: France

The history of Chateau Lagrange dates to 1796 when Napoleon's finance minister to Spain acquired the estate. Classified as a Third Growth in 1855, Chateau Lagrange extends over 117 hectares of gravel rises in the appellation of Saint Julien in the Medoc region.

In 1983, The Japanese group, Suntory, acquired the domain and set about renovating the vineyards and the winery.  For many years, Château Lagrange had been declining and had gained the perception of a tired, underperforming St Julien château that was unworthy of its 3ème Cru Classé status.

Under the direction of company president, Mr Keizo Saji, Marcel Ducasse was recruited along with Kenji Suzuta to undertake the complete restructuring of the vineyard and a spectacular renovation of the whole estate. This first step was to mark the rebirth of the Chateau.  After twenty years of dedicated work, as well as human and technical investments, Lagrange rose to become a model estate and has once again found recognition amidst its peers and had achieved a certain sense of fulfilment.


Today a new pairing, Matthieu Bordes and Keiichi Shiina, have taken over this quest for excellence and few Bordeaux properties can match Lagrange, with its huge barrique chais and its state of the art cuvier with its 56 temperature-controlled, stainless steel cuvées.


A second phase of investments began with the 2008 vintage, offering Lagrange the technical means to follow its ambitions: The production of refined, elegant and expressive wines, in the best Saint-Julien style. There has also been an evolution of production methods towards a greater awareness of the environment and a reduction of ecological impact on the property.


This philosophy is reflected not only in the respect shown for the domain’s History, and the nurturing of its truly exceptional Terroir, but also in the unique experiences shared all over the world around a glass of one of Lagrange’s wines.

Country Of Origin: France

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