2000 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Community Tasting Note

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92 Points

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - ending the year with bordeaux (ward's apartment, chicago): nose: very rich nose and is a great contrast to the 90. Obviously younger on the nose, but more of a creamy richness persists with black currants, black cherries, incense, spice tones, smoke, and cranberries. More complex than the 90, but the parts are still trying to work themselves out as opposed to being a melded, balanced, and cohesive unit that the 90 currently is

taste: very youthful with rich tannins. there is a lushness that pervates on the palate without overdoing it. Rich tones of black currants, spice box tones, bits of cedar, smoke, cranberries, and a rich black cherry core. Medium bodied that has a demure quality to it that wants to come out

overall: a wonderful lush and very young wine that needs another 5 years to really start to emerge. Good firm tannins, this wine has a lovely inner beauty that is present right now, but needs some coaxing to fully get what it wants to say. A great comparison between the 90 as I was able to see where it can go, and it has a bigger richness than the 90, so there is little doubt in my mind that it will end up being the better wine in time

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