2003 Lagrange, St-Julien
I really love the character of dark berries such as blueberries and currants here. Some rose leaf too. Full body with fine tannins and a savory, fruity, silky-textured finish. Very fine indeed. Drink or hold.
A dark, dry, brooding wine, which has flavors of blackberries and red plum skins, which is not at all dominated by wood. This is a classic wine, with Saint-Julien’s elegance and 2003’s power.
Aromas of blackberry and currant with just a hint of black licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and subtle ripe fruit, giving licorice and mineral undertones. Complex and refined. Very well done. Best after 2011.
Wine & Spirits
Built around its tannins, this has the roundness of St-Julien, feeling plump, as if enriched by Petit Verdot (10 percent of the blend). The tannins are mineral in tone, a fine grit polished by new oak. Black and earthy, this may yield more fruit flavor with age.