- Château Lagrange
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- Case size
- En Primeur
Wine Advocate, May 2021,
Opaque purple-black colored, the 2020 Lagrange (Pomerol) slides effortlessly out of the glass with upfront notes of baked black plums, boysenberries and spiced blackberries, plus nuances of bouquet garni, forest floor and crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with soft-textured, juicy black fruits and lovely spicy accents, delivering just enough freshness to lift the long, savory finish. Drink 2024-2040
Antonio Galloni, June 2021,
The 2020 Lagrange is an open-knit, charming Pomerol. Bright floral notes lead into a core of raspberry coulis, blood orange, mocha and star anise. Medium in body and silky, with terrific energy as well as persistence, Lagrange is very nicely done. Drink 2026 - 2040
Jeb Dunnuck, May 2021,
Lots of red and darker cherry fruits as well as savory herbs, cedar box, tobacco, and earth emerge from the 2020 Château Lagrange (Pomerol). Hitting the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, I love its mid-palate, and it's concentrated, with ripe, building, sweet tannins and a great finish. I wouldn't be surprised to see this surpass both the 2018 and 2019.
Matthew Jukes, May 2021,
This is a tough Lagrange and there is an overriding sense of vegetal fruit here and while the oak is not featuring this mineral-soaked, stem, trunk and leaf-tinged wine seems dense and immovable. In time, it will soften, but this will always be a more muscular and more robust wine than the velvety, prettier numbers.
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.