Just a short one today. Ch Lagrange has been a great favourite of ours in recent vintages. The 2008 gets stunning notes from Neil Martin who now writes for Robert Parker at erobertparker.com – interestingly he gave Ducru Beaucaillou and Leoville Lascases 92-94 and expect them to be much more expensive…
Chateau Lagrange, 3eme Cru St Julien
£265 per 12 IB
“A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot with just 40% of the Grand Vin. Harvest: 6th October finished 23rd October. The nose is far more introverted than in previous years but well defined with blackberry, cassis, just a touch of mocha and cedar. Tightly coiled. The palate has it all going on: beautifully fine tannins, wonderful balance and purity, this is an exquisite Lagrange that is bursting with energy. Bon vin! Tasted twice with consistent notes. Tasted April 2009.” 92-95 points Neil Martin – erobertparker.com
We expect to hear from Mr Parker later this week on his views on the 2008 vintage in general so it’s possible things will slow down until then.