2005 Ch Lagrange 3ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lagrange
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2017 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
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2005 - Ch Lagrange 3ème Cru St Julien - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Château Lagrange
  • Region St Julien
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
  • Drinking 2017 - 2035
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £860.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £690.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2006, Score: 91-93

    Full of wonderfully ripe fruit, the full-bodied 2005 is more masculine than normal hinting at a long cellar life. Its sweet mid-palate rounds out any edges making it an alluring, inviting wine. Drink Drink 2013-2025.

  • Neal Martin, December 2020, Score: 93

    The 2005 Lagrange was picked from 21 September until 10 October. It has a harmonious and vigorous bouquet with blackberry, cedar, tobacco aromas and just a light estuarine scent that emerges with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannins and much more mid-palate presence than prior vintages. There is more body and grip, a sense of boldness towards the finish that should stand it in good stead for long-term ageing. Superb. Tasted at the Lagrange vertical at the estate.

  • Robert Parker, June 2015, Score: 87

    The 2005 Lagrange comes across as somewhat masculine, tannic and austere. The oak is under control, which is always good to see, but the wine lacks charm and sweetness, although there is some nice concentration and body. Give it another 4-5 years and drink it over the next two decades.

  • Robert Parker, April 2008, Score: 91

    Sweet, toasty, oaky notes interwoven with hints of black olives, blackberries, cassis, and spice box are found in this densely saturated ruby/purple-hued 2005. While rich, with impressive concentration and purity, it is also tannic, full-bodied, and painfully backward and foreboding. This is another long-term prospect that will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2027.

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 91-93

    Different samples of Lagrange appeared to be at various stages of development, but none of them revealed the flamboyance and richness I tasted last year. The tannins are extremely high, but the wine is big, full-bodied, and slightly rustic with less oak than last year. There are plenty of olive, blackberry, cassis, and cedar characteristics as well as a hint of barbecue smoke, good freshness and precision, and a long, pure finish, but, wow, what an excruciatingly high level of tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030?

  • Robert Parker, April 2007, Score: 91-93

    Different samples of Lagrange appeared to be at various stages of development, but none of them revealed the flamboyance and richness I tasted last year. The tannins are extremely high, but the wine is big, full-bodied, and slightly rustic with less oak than last year. There are plenty of olive, blackberry, cassis, and cedar characteristics as well as a hint of barbecue smoke, good freshness and precision, and a long, pure finish, but, wow, what an excruciatingly high level of tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030?

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2006, Score: 16.5

    Brilliant pinkish crimson. Rather simple fruit and no great structure. Nothing at all wrong with this but in the context of the vintage it's a bit dull and lacking energy. Drink 2013-22.

  • Wine Spectator, April 2006, Score: 92-94

    Aromas of currants, berries, licorice and spice. Full-bodied and very velvety, with wonderful, high quality tannins. Long finish. Balanced and classy.

Producer

Château Lagrange

Well positioned next to Gruaud Larose, this property is the largest classified growth in the Médoccomprised of over 112 hectares of vines, all in a single parcel - a rarity in Bordeaux. In 1983 after years of under performing, the château was sold to Suntory, the Japanese drinks group. After much investment in not only the vineyards and chai, but also in the château and gardens, it has emerged as a beautiful swan producing ...Read more

Well positioned next to Gruaud Larose, this property is the largest classified growth in the Médoccomprised of over 112 hectares of vines, all in a single parcel - a rarity in Bordeaux. In 1983 after years of under performing, the château was sold to Suntory, the Japanese drinks group. After much investment in not only the vineyards and chai, but also in the château and gardens, it has emerged as a beautiful swan producing wines that are notable for their ripe, rich characteristics.Read less

Region

St Julien

St Julien is like the middle child of the Médoc - not as assertive as Pauillac or as coquettish as Margaux. It lies firmly between the two more outspoken communes and as a result produces a blend of them both. St Julien's wines have often been sought out by aficionados for their balance and consistency, particularly in the UK. Yet due to its middle child nature, it can occasionally be overlooked globally and as a result underrated by those markets outside the UK. Despite the fact that it has no first growths, it has several second growths including Léoville Las Cases, Léoville Barton, Léoville Poyferré and Ducru Beaucaillou as well as the celebrated châteaux such as Talbot and Beychevelle.