Bordeaux, Bottle Notes

1995 Chateau Lagrange – Bottle Notes

Chateau Lagrange is a third-growth St-Julien owned by the Suntory group since 1983. The 270 acre estate is situated next to Gruaud Larose. The winery went through major improvements and huge investments in the decades that followed the purchase by Suntory. The vineyard is planted to 67% Cabernet Sauvignon , 27% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot . Today, the average age of the vines is more than 40 years of age.

The wine was decanted for 1 hour.

Crimson in color with some bricking at the edge of the glass but mostly darker than I would have expected. 12.5% ABV. Fantastic nose of red fruits, leather, cigar box and graphite. Medium body with just enough fruits and hearty tannins. Dried cherries, currants and plums on the palate. Medium length on a mouth drying finish. Slightly past it’s prime but good enough paired with some red meat Drink over the next year or so.

My rating: 90 points.

Lagrange is a great value year in and year out. The 2016 is an amazing buy for $60 or so.

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