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Château Lagrange Saint-Julien 3ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Light purple-red, fine fragrance of Cabernet fruit and very good clarity, has fruit and grip for a good future.

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    bought this in France on our honeymoon in 2006 -- drank it on our 10th anniversary.

    about 1 year
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0
  • Robert Parker
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) 66% Cabernet Sauvignon; 22% Merlot; 7% Petit Verdot. This somewhat sturdy and well-stuffed youngster starts out with complex aromas of cassis, stone and graphite and for a moment hints that it might be plush on the palate. It nonetheless turns out to be a bit little bit backward and a touch on the tough side, but it shows plenty of depth and promises good things with six to eight years of age.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Bright red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, pepper, herbs and violet. Enters the mouth suave and smooth, then builds and expands toward the back, offering classic black fruit, licorice, mineral and violet flavors and saturating the palate with fine, dusty tannins. The floral finish offers lovely lift and sneaky persistence.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1995 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 116, September/October 2004. (44% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot and 13% petit verdot) Medium ruby-red. Flamboyant aromas of smoky black cherry, beefsteak tomato, roasted herbs, espresso, underbrush and truffle. Smooth and fat, with sweet dark berry flavors and lush texture, if not the normal clarity of Lagrange. Finishes with tongue-coating tannins that arrive late. Just now reaching its peak. A merlot-oriented wine, notes Ducasse, and ultimately less fine-grained than the vintages based more heavily on cabernet. "1995 was considered great at the outset, but we don't find it to be an exceptional year," Ducasse added.