(2000 Vintage) Deep, saturated bright ruby-purple. Brooding aromas of cassis, violet and cedar . Very densely packed but very closed and extremely backward. Nearly painful flavors of black fruits, violet and menthol...
Robert Parker 91 Points A very strong effort from Lagrange in 2006, this estate’s tendency for including a nearly overwhelming oak component in its wines has been tamed in this cuvee, resulting in a better-balanced, potentially complex offering. A deep opaque purple color is followed by aromas of espresso roast, subtle pain grille, black currants, and cigar box. Full-bodied and surprisingly powerful for a 2006, with outstanding purity, texture, and depth, patience will be required for this beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2027. Wine Spectator 90 Points Subtle aromas of raspberry and coffee bean follow through to a full body, with refined tannins and a fruity finish. Silky and balanced, even delicate. Not at all overdone. Drink after 21,665 cases made.-JS International Wine Cellar 90 Points 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.
Young in age, smooth tannie, color purple red, open to drink.
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
Wine SpectatorRating: 89-91 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 4/07
Robert ParkerRating: 91-94 - As reviewed by Robert Parker