Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2009

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This Third Growth estate is planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot, with an average age of vines of 30 years. Perfectly situated adjacent to Gruaud Larose, the estate has been turning out very good to excellent wines in the last 25 years. Although the wine is rich and structured making it age well, it can also be drunk fairly young in most vintages due to its ripe, sultry fruit. 2009 is the perfect example of this.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Lagrange
  • js94

James SucklingBright and perfumed, with loads of blueberry, flower and licorice on the nose. Full body, with super well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. Class. Best wine from here in a long, long time. Try after 2018.

  • we94

Wine EnthusiastRipe wine, with soft tannins allied to great density. Weight and lovely, juicy, final fruit flavors meld together easily. This is solid, dense, impressive and for long-term aging.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2012
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis has a solid core of juicy plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that sits in reserve, while mouthwatering briar and toasty spice notes move along the edges. Grippy and focused through the finish, with well-embedded acidity. Best from 2013 through 2024. 22,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012
  • wa90+

Wine AdvocateTightly knit, oaky and rich, with formidable concentration, but broodingly backward and not showing the charm and concentration of the top wines of St.-Julien, this 2009 from Lagrange is still an outstanding effort that has length, richness and character. It should be cellared for a good 5-6 years and then consumed over the following 25 years.

Robert Parker, February 2012