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 Vintage1983 Label 1 of 90 
TypeRed
ProducerChâteau Lagrange (St. Julien) (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
SubRegionMédoc
AppellationSt. Julien

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Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Lagrange St. Julien on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 84.6 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 7 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by grhomes on 3/10/2012 & rated 60 points: Vinegar (2267 views)
 Tasted by MarkAE on 3/21/2010 & rated 88 points: Fully mature. Garnet colour. Not a big nose but still alive. Last tasted three years ago and was a little herbaceous. Not so this time. Very pleasant, couldn't ask more of a twenty seven year old third growth from a mediocre vintage. (2356 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 5/12/2002 & rated 90 points: Limpid, lovely mature appearance; classic nose with red berries, cedar and hint of spices, harmonious, good depth and definition; elegant and stylish palate, good 1983-typicity, relatively slender, gravel; lovely length. "An Englishman's claret", just my style. (1281 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 9/1/2001 & rated 88 points: From double magnum. Full bodied and juicy. Fresh and wide taste. A very friendly and pleasant wine. Not extremely complex. Definitely benefits from the large size bottle. (2727 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 11/30/1998 & rated 87 points: Still fruit in the bouquet plus some pleasant oak. Ready now. Lacks some refinement. (2618 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 7/6/1997 & rated 91 points: Rich, medium-deep colour, rosehip rim; good depth, spicy new oak, ripe blackcurrant fruit, cedar, hints of sweetness and cheese rind; rounded, good stuffing of sweet fruit, ripe, supple and attractive, adequate structure, lovely flavours; very good length. The first wine under the Suntory-regime and a very good start. (338 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 3/28/1986 & rated 88 points: Bouquet with a lot of toasted oak and cassis. A lot of fruit and everything in its place. Long aftertaste. (2091 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, June 2005
(Chateau Lagrange St Julien) Darkly coloured wine, showing obvious maturity. Delightful nose; mature yet intense, with liquorice, and sweet, roasted meats. Full, textured palate, yet balanced. Mature, forthright, showing a little extract, and quite delicious. This is fine.  17.5 points
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Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Producer website - Read more about Chateau Lagrange

Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Guide

Vins Bordeaux (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux)

History of Bordeaux

History of 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Médoc

Vins du Médoc (Conseil des Vins du Médoc) - Read More about the Medoc
The eight precisely defined appellations of the whole of the Médoc (from Blanquefort Brook to the north of the Bordeaux built-up area, almost to the Pointe de Grave) may claim the Médoc appellation. But there is also a specific territory in the north of the peninsula which produces exclusively wines with this appellation. In the great majority, the Médocs come from the north of the peninsula. The great individuality of this region is that the number of vines has increased more recently here than elsewhere, apart from a few isolated spots where vines have grown for many years. Today, the size of the small estate has brought about the development of a powerful co-operative movement. Four co-operatives out of five belong to the group called Unimédoc which ensures aging, bottling and marketing a large proportion of their wines.

St. Julien

Read more detailed information on St. Julien and its wines The seventeenth century pioneers Traces are to be found of a Saint-Julien de Rintrac, perhaps Saint-Julien's earliest name, as from the thirteenth century. But we have to wait until the seventeenth century pioneers, urban and rural aristocrats, discover the exceptional merits of these terroirs.
Traces of this system still exist today in the structure of estates within the appellation: by the side of the two villages of Beychevelle and Saint-Julien, the large estates are heavily preponderant, representing more than four fifths of the total surface of vineyards.

The terrain is practically identical over all the commune. Only the proximity of the estuary, sometimes close, sometimes further away, can cause slight variations in climate. In fact, Saint-Julien-Beychevelle's layer of gravel takes the form of a huge rectangle over 3 miles long and 2 miles wide. And the alluvial deposits are particularly well fragmented into ridges of Garonne gravel of the early Quaternary. Accordingly, the vines are safeguarded from stagnant water.

The wines from the Saint-Julien appellation may be recognized by their unparalleled bouquet, particularly harmonious and mild. They have a fine deep colour and combine the finesse of their aromas and a solid constitution. They have body, are very rich in flavour and have a delicious and delicate bouquet.

Production conditions (Decree dated November 14, 1936)
In order to have the right to the Saint-Julien appellation of controlled origin, red wines must:

- come from the commune of Saint-Julien and from precisely defined parcels in the communes of Cussac, and Saint-Laurent, "excluding the parcels situated on recent alluvium and sand on impermeable subsoils",
- satisfy precise production conditions: grape-varieties (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Carmenère, Merlot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cot or Malbec), minimum of sugar (178 grammes - 6.27 oz. - per litre of must) degree (an acquired 10°5) base yield (45 hectolitres per hectare).

 
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