A beautiful Lagrange. This estate really does deserve more recognition; they haven't put a foot wrong for the last decade. The 2009 is possibly their best effort to date, packed with sophisticated cool pure cassis notes, vanilla, summer berries and minerals. This possesses wonderful texture, an almost creamy structure. Lagrange ticks all the boxes, a really wonderful, complete wine.
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.