2014 Lagrange, St-Julien (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1205715 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. While the tannins are dry and concentrated, the fresh black currant and berry fruits brilliantly support them. Solid and dense, the wine will age well. (RV)  (4/2015)

90-93 points Vinous

 The 2014 Lagrange is gorgeous. Scents of iron, smoke, cedar and licorice open up in a wine that shows the more powerful, virile side of the year. A wine of breath and amplitude, the 2014 Lagrange is wonderfully expressive today. Red plum, cherry jam, smoke and tobacco are some of the notes that build to the voluptuous finish. (AG)  (4/2015)

91-92 points James Suckling

 A tight and very fine wine with a blueberry and blackcurrant character. Medium to full body, firm tannins. Polished Lagrange style here.  (3/2015)

87-90 points Wine Spectator

 An elegant style, with pretty blueberry and warmed cherry notes gliding along the relatively supple structure. Lightens up a bit on the finish, but a good stony edge keeps this honest.—  (4/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Château Lagrange 2014 has a perfumed nose with blackcurrant pastille. It is well defined with nicely integrated oak, black rather than red fruit with a pleasant touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe black fruit and a keen line of acidity. (NM)  (4/2015)

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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/12/2015 | Send Email
Still a little restrained on the nose, but showing dark berries and blueberries on the background. Elegant and balanced on the palate, which is medium bodied, with dark fruit and graphite framed by fine grained tannin structure.

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Saint Julien

- St. Julien, the smallest of the four famous appellations of the Haut Medoc, is known for highly extracted, finely structured, Cabernet-based reds. It is nestled between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south. Like St. Estephe, there are no first growths in this area. Leoville-las-Cases, Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Gruard Larose are the second-growths of St. Julien followed by Lagrange which is the only third-growth. Beychevelle, Branaire Ducru, St. Pierre, and Talbot, which are all fourth-growth wines, round out the grand cru classe chateaux. In the last several vintages, wineries from this appellation have been out-performing their traditional rankings making many of the wines from this region some of the best values in red wine today.