A blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot, this wine shows beautiful purity on the nose, with plenty of sloe, plum and cherry fruit framed in sweet vanilla, with a hit of not inconsiderable alcohol. The palate is stuffed with lively, dark fruit, yet is very elegant with good grip and fresh acidity. A ripe deep and balanced finish shows fine tannins. Very good.
Lagrange is a 4ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of 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.