2003 Lagrange, St-Julien
92 points Wine Spectator: "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." (03/06) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "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." (05/06) 91 points Robert Parker: "Dense purple in color and surprisingly open-knit and velvety textured, the full-bodied, fleshy, succulently styled 2003 Lagrange is more accessible than most Northern Medocs. With low acidity, silky tannin, and loads of chocolatey black currant and cherry fruit as well as nicely integrated, toasty oak, this sensual wine should drink beautifully in 2-3 years and last for 15-18." (04/06) 90 points 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."