2005 Ch Lagrange, 3ème Cru Classé, St Julien

Tasting Notes

Neal Martin 94/100
The Château Lagrange 2005 has an intense bouquet with cedar and graphite infusing the black fruit, nicely controlled and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, well-judged acidity and a slightly reserved but delineated finish: dried herbs, cedar and a dash of white pepper sprinkled over the black fruit. This excellent Lagrange has to be one of the most consistently satisfying wines from the appellation. Another year, another satisfying Lagrange. Drink 2019 - 2045 - Reviewed February 2015

Vineyard Information

The large 182 hectare estate of Chateau Lagrange has 118 hectares under vine. The vineyard is planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. The Petit Verdot was added to the vineyards in 1988. Over the years, the vineyard has continued to increase their percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The vineyard is one massive block of vines that can be divided into 102 different parcels. The slopes are well placed in the west of the Saint Julien appellation, close to Chateau Gruaud Larose and Chateau Branaire Ducru. At the peak of their vineyards, the hillsides reach up to 24 meters, which puts their vines at the highest elevation in the entire Saint Julien appellation.

Colour Red Origin France
Region Bordeaux Claret ABV 13.50%
Drink From 2019 Drink To 2045
Special occasion, Fine Wine