Already well-known in the middle Ages under the name of Maison Noble de Lagrange Monteil, Chateau Lagrange is located in the Saint-Julien appellation. The estate currently covers 157 hectares of land, of which 115 are under vine, in a single block. The vineyard is planted on two Gunzian gravel rises. Production methods combine the best of traditional and modern methods. Vine density per hectare is high and the soil is cultivated in the classic Medoc manner. The grapes are handpicked and sorted prior to crushing. Traditional Bordeaux winemaking procedures are used and fermentation lakes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is aged in oak barrels (of which 60% are new every year) in an air conditioned cellar.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep ruby/purple with considerable amounts of toasty new oak blasting out of the glass, this wine's heavy-handed vanilla oakiness conceals its relatively extracted, rich, tannic flavors. It remains dumb and closed, but offers excellent depth, power, and richness. While there is plenty here, patience is required. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LAGRANGE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||3e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 17,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 92
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot