Red

1996 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2007 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 200

  • davergny Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 23, 2017 - Good bottle, same notes as previous. Just didn't excite me as much this time.

  • yossarian.livez wrote: (91 points)

    April 22, 2017 - Green pepper, a touch of nuttiness, gravel, with still plenty of bright acid and reddish fruit. Good depth. Medium plus finish. Tasted blind, guessed L bank.

    Certainly more depth and transparency with this compared with Leoville Poyferre from the same vintage, but less concentration and finish not as good. But again way more depth. Way more drinkable.

  • Wine Makes Me Broke wrote: (92 points)

    April 22, 2017 - WineLA event: Bordeaux vs. Cabernet tasting (Los Angeles, CA): Tasted blind. Brown bricking with sediment. Nose is that good ole barnyard funk, and some almonds. This is actually quite big on the palate, compared to the other old bordeaux. Lots of secondary flavors coming out on this one.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SonnyChiba wrote: (91 points)

    April 9, 2017 - Classic mature Bordeaux notes, good amount of fruit and richness to it. Elegant wine. Definitely in a nice spot for drinking. Needed 30 min or so to blow off some funk.

  • chris149uk wrote: flawed

    March 31, 2017 - Lunch at Pied a Terre, London. 1996 Lagrange from auction purchase faulty.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2008, Issue #15, Château Lagrange: Traditional Claret in the Heart of St. Julien

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2004, IWC Issue #116 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2011 (link) 17.5 points

    (Château Lagrange (St Julien)) Definitely some development here, although it is over five years since I last - experimentally - opened one of these. Certainly all those primary aromas of coffee, caramel and other oak-related characteristics have long gone. The colour still has a claretty hue although with a dusty, mahogany tinge to it as well now. And the nose is much more secondary, showing notes of roasted fruits, gamey and bloody beef and highly aromatic hints of juniper berry and bay leaf. Rather light at the start on the palate, although there is a very restrained substance and tangible texture to the wine running through the middle of the palate, but nothing of the fleshy style that I think typifies more 'modern' Bordeaux. Defined, fresh, with a lovely roasted black berry fruit character here underpinning the more complex aromatics that were found on the nose. Plenty of firm and sappy tannin in the finish although nothing out of balance, so this seems approachable now, although I am sure there is more to come here - for my palate at least. But there is no need to shy away from opening one now, if you have more than a couple of bottles.

  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2005 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Lagrange St Julien) Two bottles within a week or so of each other. The nose shows coffee oak, molasses, mocha and caramel - wow! Full, creamy and luscious palate, full of delightfully textured black fruits with plenty of extract. Roasted berries, iron, bloody beef, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit character. This has all the stuffing required for the cellar. Excellent potential. This will continue to improve over the next eight years at the very least.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • 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
  • UPC Code 325869006423

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  • Pending Delivery 34 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,987 (68%)
  • Consumed 920 (31%)

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