Château Lagrange, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, 2017

  Château Lagrange

Lagrange was badly affected by the frost. The sample we tasted was true to the house style, lean, athletic Cabernet fruit, and very little weight or mid-palate. It feels stringier and more meagre than usual and very short. Lagrange has been showing quite well at Southwold in recent vintages, so it evidently does put on weight during elevage, but this feels like a big leap of faith.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Lagrange

Lagrange is a 4ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of St Julien.

Appellation: St Julien

St-Julien may not have any first growths like its neighbour Pauillac but has a raft of high-performing Châteaux in its ranks, second through to fourth growths, Including Ducru-Beaucaillou, Léoville Las Cases, Léoville-Poyferré, Léoville-Barton. Gruaud-Larose and Talbot. For many St-Julien is quintessential claret, robust, powerful but refined subtle and poised. Gravelly soils dominate, hence wide plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.