1990 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - La Commanderie de Bordeaux: Chateau Lagrange Vertical (Bishop's - Vancouver, BC): Great powerful nose displaying plenty of saddle leather and lead pencil, along with bright red cherry, fresh mint, some floral notes, and a hint of cassis sweetness. More to the dark fruit end of the spectrum on the palate, showing rich black cherry, cigar box, lead pencil, leather, cedar, black licorice, black pepper, and some fresh mint. Still some gripping tannins hanging in there that could use some time to soften a touch. A medium length finish ending on notes of lead pencil and black cherry. Still showing lots of power and quite youthful, yet a bit of austerity, this needs some time to be at peak but will reward those who are patient. This was the first vintage of Lagrange to include the Petit Verdot in its final blend, which was planted in 1985. This was clearly the wine of the evening. Fantastic

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