2015 Lagrange St Julien



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Average critic rating : 90.67 points

88-91

88-91

The 2015 Lagrange is quite powerful and deep, but the tannins are also imposing. It will be interesting to see if the Lagrange fleshes out with time. Today, it is a bit austere and compact. Stylistically, the Lagrange is quite different from the second wine, the Fiefs, but from a purely qualitative standpoint I don't see a meaningful difference today. In a second tasting, the Lagrange showed more fruit, but also a riper, more stewed profile. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Lagrange is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, continuing the estate's philosophy including more Cabernet in the Grand Vin (for example, in 2005 it was just 46%.) Cropped at 50 hl/ha and matured in around 50% to 55% new oak from six different cooperages, it has a tightly-knit bouquet with blackberry, cedar and light rose petal scents, elegant in style. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, not as intense as either the 2009 or 2010, although it is harmonious and graceful. There is a pleasant spicy, white pepper note that lingers on the aftertaste of what should be one of the earlier drinking Saint Julien wines. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2040

89-92

89-92

Nicely packed, with enticing red and black currant fruit that is enlivened with anise, sweet tobacco and incense notes. Lightly toasty, with just a little tug of cedar at the end. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Lightly meat and two veg on the nose. Juicy - juicer than usual with the tannins well covered up by ripe fruit. Bone dry but not austere. Very correct even if not amazingly winning. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2025-2039

92

92

Fleshy, spicy red and black fruits of good florality and grip, with balanced acidity and tannins. Shows the continued progress of this highly regarded estate. Apr 2016, Steven Spurrier, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2021-2034

92

92

The recent investments in the vineyard and cellar at this large, Japanese-owned property are starting to pay dividends. Fresh, aromatic and stylishly oaked, this is at the lighter end of the St. Julien spectrum, but has enough Cabernet backbone to age well. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2030



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