2013 Lagrange, St-Julien
Barrel Sample. The wine opens with concentrated, plush fruit. Dense tannins give power to the wine, but are softened on the finish by a bright acidity. (RV)
Aromas and flavors of cranberry, plum and flowers. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Drink or hold.
Dark red-ruby. Highly perfumed, refined aromas of red cherry, raspberry eau de vie, minerals and rose petal, complicated by sweet spices. Bright and clean in the mouth, with lively acidity lifting the red fruit and spicy floral flavors at the back. Finishes with repeating notes of juicy red berries and minerals. Strange as it may seem in a vintage of light wines like 2013, this Lagrange seems to have a deeper nose and more density than usual. (IDA)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 LaGrange exhibits an attractive deep ruby color as well as less oak than is normally found during the first year of tasting. It offers supple tannins, excellent texture and good purity. This successful, medium-bodied 2013 should drink well for 8-10 years. (RP)
A streamlined style, with a focused beam of lightly mulled raspberry and red currant fruit, underscored by singed balsam and licorice root notes. (JM) (Web Only-2016)