The blend of the 2015 Chateau Lagrange consists of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot. Harvesting was quite long, lasting from the 21st of September to the 12th of October. It casts a dark purple red hue and an almost black core. Its aromatic nose has an elegant profile, with dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasted aromas. On the palate it is full-bodied yet elegant, showing ripe tannins with velvety texture, and a long and fruity finish from by the bold Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful and well balanced Saint-Julien with a capacity of ageing to 2022-2040.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Lagrange is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, continuing the estate's philosophy including more Cabernet in the Grand Vin (for example, in 2005 it was just 46%.) Cropped at 50 hl/ha and matured in around 50% to 55% new oak from six different cooperages, it has a tightly-knit bouquet with blackberry, cedar and light rose petal scents, elegant in style. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, not as intense as either the 2009 or 2010, although it is harmonious and graceful. There is a pleasant spicy, white pepper note that lingers on the aftertaste of what should be one of the earlier drinking Saint Julien wines.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU LAGRANGE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||3e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 18
- J. Robinson : 16.5++
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 89-92
- Country : France
- Decanter : 85
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot