Château La Grange

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1299 ratings
9.257 pro ratings
St. Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Eric Guido

The nose is pretty yet slightly restrained, showing blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and purple flowers. On the palate, soft textures are elevated by zippy acids with mineral-tinged red and black fruits, coming across as medium-to-light bodied and quite feminine, as fine tannins slowly saturate the senses. The finish is long and structured, focused on dark inner florals more than fruit, with a twang of savory spice and cheek-puckering tension. More time may be necessary here to gain some textural depth, yet it’s the lack of fruit that worries me the most.

The nose is pretty yet slightly restrained, showing blackberry and plum, with hints of licorice and purple flowers. On the palate, soft textures are elevated by zippy acids with mineral-tinged red and black fruits, coming across as medium-to-light bodied and quite feminine, as fine tannins slowly saturate the senses. The finish is long and structured, focused on dark inner florals more than fruit, with a twang of savory spice and cheek-puckering tension. More time may be necessary here to gain some textural depth, yet it’s the lack of fruit that worries me the most.

Jun 16th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1998 - powerfull, a difficult phase? Difficult to taste. Lots of bitters.

Vintage 1998 - powerfull, a difficult phase? Difficult to taste. Lots of bitters.

Nov 28th, 2017
Narun P

Lagrange is by far my favorite St Julien producer. This 2006 is extremely youthful with a relatively oaky entrance, a spicy red cherry mouth feel, and a long complex finish. This could be kept for at least 10 more years easily - and this is saying from my experience drinking a number of bottles from this magnificent chateau in the past year.

Lagrange is by far my favorite St Julien producer. This 2006 is extremely youthful with a relatively oaky entrance, a spicy red cherry mouth feel, and a long complex finish. This could be kept for at least 10 more years easily - and this is saying from my experience drinking a number of bottles from this magnificent chateau in the past year.

4 people found it helpfulMar 11th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Very nice example of this Château's wonderful wines.

Very nice example of this Château's wonderful wines.

3 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2014
David Kline

Once the dust blew off - tres magnifique

Once the dust blew off - tres magnifique

1 person found it helpfulMar 30th, 2018
Kevin Arndt

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

9.4

This is still a baby. Has lovely fleshy, persistent tannins, and finesse. Give it a few more years and...

This is still a baby. Has lovely fleshy, persistent tannins, and finesse. Give it a few more years and...

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Lots of dark cassis, dry big tannins, used expresso grounds, bright ripe cherries, soft earth, wood shavings, lead pencil, nice acidity.

Lots of dark cassis, dry big tannins, used expresso grounds, bright ripe cherries, soft earth, wood shavings, lead pencil, nice acidity.

1 person found it helpfulJan 28th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Funky asparagus on the nose. Blew off and turned into a nice bottle. Not my favorite.

Funky asparagus on the nose. Blew off and turned into a nice bottle. Not my favorite.

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2015
Chuy Galvan

Sommelier & Educator Titan Wines

9.0

Tastes like aged Montelena, hot Vintage which shows in the cherry reduction character, little mint and chocolate. Solid.

Tastes like aged Montelena, hot Vintage which shows in the cherry reduction character, little mint and chocolate. Solid.

Nov 8th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Lovely, soft and delicious. Balanced and showing soft secondary and tertiary elements.

Lovely, soft and delicious. Balanced and showing soft secondary and tertiary elements.

Sep 1st, 2016