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 204

  • MrBrege wrote: (92 points)

    May 28, 2017 - Pnp and left in glass for half an hour. Still right in its drinking window, fresh but also mature with some tertiary notes, will not improve from here but should stay at this level for a few years but no more. 92-93

  • Dragzworthy Likes this wine: (90 points)

    May 19, 2017 - Cork completely disintegrated despite my best efforts which had my fearing the wine was in a fragile state, but thankfully not - still drinking very well and a decent amount of fruit (blackberries)for such and old Bordeaux. Quite acidic and tannic still, decent amount of Brett.

  • VinCrush Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 8, 2017 - Nice well-aged Bordeaux at a good spot in its drinking window. It provided all of the dark fruits, earthiness, and cigar box that I would expect... but was a little heavier than expected on the green vegetation. Body-wise, it was right on with a medium-full body, nice smooth tannins, and still enough acidity to keep it fresh. All-in-all, quite good, but not great due to the green undertones. www.vincrush.com

  • Remedy Likes this wine:

    May 3, 2017 - Drank at Chateau Lagrange Wine Dinner

    Matthieu Bordes favourite vintage.

    Very nice complexity. drinking superbly now.

    Tobacco, Cigar box, nice fruits.

  • davergny Likes this wine: (92 points)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/17/2011 (link)

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View From the Cellar

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/26/2006 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/8/2006 (link)

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Vinous

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (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 22 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,012 (68%)
  • Consumed 942 (32%)

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