Château Lagrange, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien, SHC, 2007

  Château Lagrange

"An outstanding effort, the seductive, plump, broadly flavored, dense purple-colored 2007 Lagrange boasts sweet creme de cassis, camphor, and subtle spicy oak notes. Generously endowed and medium to full-bodied, it is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years. Drink 2010-2022."

90/100 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, April 2010

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 | Petit Verdot

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, with Malbec adding extra smoky, earthy complexity. Also experimented with in parts of Napa too, such as at Dominus and Cain Five.