Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. There is a lot of ripeness on the nose with small black cherries, pomegranate, a touch of leather, pencil shavings and allspice. The palate is full-bodied and tight, with dense, chewy tannins, great purity, gentle grip with superb clarity and poise towards the finish. Excellent length, touch of white pepper sprinkled over poised finish. It may not have the recherche of other Saint Julien, but it offers outstanding value for money. Tasted March 2010.
Neal MartinScore: 94/100
Extremely well-done. Beautifully aromatic, with coffee, cedar and blackberries on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a mineral, blackberry aftertaste with medium fine tannins. I haven't had a Lagrange of this quality in years. Best after 2010. 25,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2003
Wine SpectatorScore: 93/100
An impressive performance by Lagrange, the 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color with obvious notes of melted licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. This ripe, dense, full-bodied St.-Julien is chewy, thick, high in tannin, large-bodied, and impressively long and dense. As always, it is less expressive than some of its peers, but it is loaded as well as reasonably priced. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. Apr 2003, www.robertparker.com
Robert ParkerScore: 93/100