Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Lagrange, SAINT-JULIEN, 3ème Grand Cru Classé

$66.50 ex. GST
$76.48 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $88.35

Last Year EP $87.00-

This château (3rd growth 1855) is the largest of all the classed growths with 117 hectares of vines. Top quality Saint Julien has been produced here since the late 1980s
The 2023 is 84% Cabernet Sauvignon with 16% Merlot.

The 2023 Lagrange offers up aromas of dark berries, plums and cherries mingled with hints of pencil shavings and violets. Medium to full-bodied, layered and fleshy, with good depth, supple tannins and a suave, vibrant profile, it's attractively seamless and complete.
93-95 William Kelley, Wine Advocate

This is very much in the character of Lagrange over the past few years, showing precision and confidence in its construction, finessed and elegant, with St Julien balance and reserved power. Will absolutely deliver for fans of classical Left Bank Bordeaux with its slate tannins, savoury Cabernet black and blue fruits, fresh leaf tea, tobacco, raspberry leaf, spiced sage and luscious mouthwatering sign-off.
95 Jane Anson.

This is tight but has creamy, round tannins and a juicy character. Blackberries, chocolate and spices on the medium-bodied palate. Chewy and polished.
94-95 James Suckling

Another great vintage from Lagrange. Strongly scented, lots of Cabernet markers, liquorice, toast, cedar, tobacco, some dark chocolate and dark bramble fruit - blackcurrants and blueberries with perfumed accents too. Smooth and supple, almost velvety on the palate, this has a thickness of fine tannins, and plump fruit with a great juiciness. A touch of bitterness on the finish - some iodine notes, oyster shell salinity and some oak toast. I like the plump, almost fleshy aspect, balancing the acidity with a hint of sweetness.
95 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.

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