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 :
Somewhat of a beast, this monolithic, oaky wine is full-bodied, highly extracted and difficult to evaluate. Some hints of roasted herbs, chocolate, black currant and coffee are present, but the oak dominates, as do the tannins. This wine seems much woodier, and more closed and foreboding than any other St. Julien I tasted. Forget it for 7-8 years and hope for the best.
|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 : 16
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 92
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot