2019 Lagrange St Julien
En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2022. A superb offering from a recently revived 3eme Cru Classe estate, which in 2019 once again set a record for a harvest of especially tiny berries with intense flavour and structure. Another record as regards the wine's quality was the low proportion (only 30%) that was selected for the Grand Vin. Even cheaper than usual this year, the Lagrange offers extreme quality and potential for an extremely modest price. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2022.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot
Château Lagrange was for many years perceived as a tired, underperforming St Julien château that was unworthy of its 3ème Cru Classé status. In 1983 it was purchased by the Japanese Suntory Group which set about renovating the vineyards and the winery. Lagrange rose to become a model estate and even today 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.
What The Critics Say
94-96/100 Vinous, Neal Martin
"The 2019 Lagrange was picked from 24 September and finished with the Petit Verdot on 14 October - the longest harvest at 27 days. It has quite a dense, powerful bouquet with black fruit, sous-bois and cedar, taking its time to open but somehow remaining more “distant” than previous vintages of Lagrange. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, layers of black fruit with just a light citric touch. Quite a streamlined Lagrange in the context of a warm growing season, this feels agile and nimble on the finish. Excellent." Drink 2025 - 2055
95/100 Decanter, Jane Anson
"Dark plum in colour, medium intensity, this is sleek, well-defined and has an extremely pure expression of cassis fruit. Just enormously elegant, with tons of St Julien balance, and fine tannins that are sure to take it through the next few decades with ease. I love this wine, one of the most enjoyable of the vintage in St Julien, with a strikingly seductive texture. Tasted twice two weeks apart, sure to become a standout with some bottle age. When you look at the figures (which I only did after tasting) you start to understand why this is so good - highest level of Cabernet in the estate's recent history, longest harvest ever through to October 14, and only 1/3 of overall production in the 1st wine, lowest amount to date. Whatever they are doing, they are getting it right." Drink 2027 - 2045
17/20 JancisRobinson.com, James Lawther MW
"80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Barrel sample. Look at all that Cabernet in the blend! Classic graphite and cassis aromas. Deep and quite profound with layered fruit, freshness and a big but polished tannic frame. Long, firm finish. Solid and with staying power. (JL)." Drink 2027 - 2045
|Variety||Cabernet Merlot Blend|
|Maturity||2025 - 2055|
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