2006 - Ch Lagrange 3ème Cru St Julien
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lagrange
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl
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2006 CH LAGRANGE 3ÈME CRU ST JULIEN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lagrange
Region
St Julien
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot
Drinking
2014 - 2027
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £596.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, May 2007,
    Score: 90-92

    Creamy and smooth with milk chocolate, cherry and mineral flavours, the 2006 is ample yet withgood freshness and structure. Finishes with lovely balance and elegance.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2009,
    Score: 91

    A very strong effort from Lagrange in 2006, this estate’s tendency for including a nearly overwhelming oak component in its wines has been tamed in this cuvee, resulting in a better-balanced, potentially complex offering. A deep opaque purple color is followed by aromas of espresso roast, subtle pain grille, black currants, and cigar box. Full-bodied and surprisingly powerful for a 2006, with outstanding purity, texture, and depth, patience will be required for this beauty. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2027.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2007,
    Score: 91-94

    A strong effort for this estate, the 2006 Lagrange competes with the finest wines of the appellation. One of my pet peeves with this wine is that the oak is often excessive, but in this vintage, it is beautifully integrated, allowing the sweet cassis, licorice, herb, and spice box notes to dominate. Ripe and medium to full-bodied with moderately sweet tannin, abundant fruit, and a long finish, it is similar to the 1996 Lagrange, with perhaps more fruit. Time will tell. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, May 2007,
    Score: 16.5

    Marcel Ducasse's last vintage before retirement. Black! Black fruits, black liquorice. Good, neat,quite dry fruit but pretty chewy and drying on the finish. Needs quite a time to melt. Very slightly fizzy. Well done cross between ancient and modern styles if closer to modern. Just slightly hollow. A little bit sweet.

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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 wines that are notable for their ripe, rich characteristics.

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.