Peter Maude Fine Wines
2017, Château Lagrange, SAINT-JULIEN 3ème Grand Cru Classé
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot.
Deep ruby in colour, with spice, blackberry and cloves on the nose and attack. A sense of delicate control to the tannins, they have really done an expert job of handling the challenges of the year (Lagrange was more affected by frost than other St-Julien properties) and there is pleasure to be had, even if less impact than with the 2016 or 2018s. 90/100 Jane Anson, Decanter.
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2040.