Red

2010 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Red Bordeaux Blend

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  • > Bordeaux
  • > Médoc
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (91 points)

    November 11, 2014 - Continuing to develop incely, the showy nose is filled with oak, cassis, spicy, fresh blackberries and thyme. The finish tannic, but the tannins are ripe. The blend of 75% Cabernet and 25% Merlot demands at least another decade in the cellar.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Philippe_C wrote: (92 points)

    September 16, 2014 - Nose of lead pencil, black cherries... black fruits, loads of ripe tannins, hint of drying finish 92+/100

  • Motz wrote: (92 points)

    August 13, 2014 - Consumed over three days. A delectable bouquet jumps from the bottle and spills over from the glass. Blackcurrant, blackberry, ink, graphite, gravel, charcoal, and violets, along with hints of musk and tar. On the first day, the wine was tight yet wholly approachable. Fresh and juicy, with noticeably higher acid than tannins and of lighter weight than one might expect for a 2010 Third Growth. On the second and third days the wine added some weight, and also hinted at what it might become in ten to twelve years. On these days it featured an awesome delicious factor and went down way too easy.

    The delicious approachability, freshness, light weight, and higher acid than tannin composition make this more of a playful Bordeaux than a protracted ager in my opinion. I also do not think this wine has a big upside, even with ten or more years of cellaring I do not think it will score higher than 93, on its very best day. The 2010 Retout is of equal quality and the 2010 Potensac is slightly better, IMO. Overall, this wine reminded me very much of the 1994 Leoville Barton, which was also in this lighter style.

  • riskun Likes this wine: (94 points)

    May 25, 2014 - R4 Brilliant ruby colour. Fresh nose of bright fresh fruit. Great entry with a lot of freshness matching the nose. Tannins are fine, and well back. This is a lovely bottle with clean flavours, nice acidity and bright fruit.

  • StefanAkiko wrote:

    November 13, 2013 - Harsh and unpleasant.
    This is currently a purplish and rather bitter wine with locked-in-syndrome.
    Full-bodied, yes.
    Tannic beast, yes.
    Great promise, yes.
    Me drinking this again before 2023, not-a-chance.
    Score at this presentation: 79p
    Crystal ball 2030 score: ~95p
    2nd glass from newly opened btl, served slightly cold.
    At Riedel Bar, Enoteca, Yokohama.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/23/2014 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2013, Issue #169 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/15/2012 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2011, Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/8/2011 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Château Lagrange (St. Julien)) Very dark purple red violet color; appealing, herbaceous, menthol, deep black fruit nose; ripe black currant, menthol, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish (75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011 (link) (16.5-17.) points

    (Chateau Lagrange (St Julien)) This is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. Following on from Gruaud this sample does not seem so expressive on the nose at first, despite the wine's vibrant crimson appearance. Given time in the glass though it soon reveals some light, pretty, perfumed fruit with a floral edge. Rather a touch of cream at the start on the palate, with a supple and slightly fat feel to it in the middle, with charcoaly-grainy tannins coming in here. There is just a light chew to the finish, with a lot of fruit here, and a grippy length too. Another very good effort from Lagrange, one of the new darlings of the commune I think.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lagrange (St. Julien)
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 275 (26%)
  • In Cellars 790 (74%)
  • Consumed 9 (1%)

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