1993 Lagrange, St Julien

SKU #110149 89 points Wine Spectator

 A very good St.-Julien from this consistent property, really caressing your palate in velvety tannins. Medium body and pretty berry, vanilla, toasted oak character.  (1/1996)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A very good effort in this vintage (which produced a surprising number of good wines considering the difficult conditions), the 1993's dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by Lagrange's lavishly wooded, spicy, powerfully extracted, sweet, jammy, blackcurrant-scented bouquet and flavors. This surprisingly dense, concentrated, medium-bodied wine possesses some tannin in the finish, but to the credit of this estate's winemaking, the tannin is unobtrusive. While it serves its structural purpose, it does not contain any astringency or bitterness. The 1993 Lagrange can be drunk now or cellared for 10+ years. It is a very good wine for the vintage.  (2/1997)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good bright ruby. Complex, inviting nose combines blackcurrant, licorice, espresso, cedar, smoke and pepper, plus a slight leafiness that Ducasse says is now disappearing.  (9/2004)

K&L Notes

Chateau Lagrange is a 3rd Growth St. Julien owned by the Suntory group and comprising of 270 acres situated next to Gruaud Larose. The estate went through major improvements and huge investments through the 80s 90s and 2000s and now shows the amazing resurrection of the estate into the producer it always had potential to be.

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