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 :
Tightly 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.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot|
|Revue du Vin de France||18|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LAGRANGE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||3e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 91
- Country : France
- Decanter : 17
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot