Very enjoyable and at the moment, better than the 00. Cigar box and blackcurrant aromas, then the usual slightly spicy blackcurrant and cherry flavours, with good grip and structure. Just lacks that mid-palate sparkle of the great vintages, otherwise excellent.
P&P but needing four hours plus in a decanter to start singing. Served at 13C. Dark crimson colour but mature appearance on the nose with aromas of pencil, rotten roses, four-squared mint, earth and mushrooms. Very Paulliac-like rather than a truly Saint Julien. On the palate showed dry and short. Good at its best. For this useful vintage a honest, very dry and attractive St.Julien bottle. In my view this needed extra cellaring. Tried to match it with a leg of young lamb for lunch. Consumed during the evening. I am a patient man.
Abierta y servida pero necesitando más de cuatro horas en un decantador para empezar a brillar. Servido a 13C. De color carmesí oscuro, pero con una apariencia madura en nariz con aromas de lápiz, rosas podridas, menta vulgar, tierra y setas. Muy Pauilliac en lugar de ser una verdadera Saint Julien. En boca se mostró seca y corta. Solamente buena en su mejor momento. Para esta añada útil una botella St Julien honesta, muy seca y atractiva. En mi opinión, esto requiere de una guarda extra. Traté de maridarla con una pierna de ternasco aragonés al horno para el almuerzo. Consumida durante la tarde-noche. Soy un hombre paciente.
Consistent notes to prior bottle. 2-hour decant seemed right though also approachable earlier. I'm less convinced than previously that this wine will improve significantly beyond here, though it's certainly not declining.
souper avec Gaël et plusieurs à l'Os Une belle rondeur, c'est fruité et bien équilibré, impeccable! J'étais sur un St Julien 2000. Il fut préféré par tous au Fort de Latour 2001, pour 25% du prix...90 pts
Really tasty and high class. Nose is all tobacco leafy and cedary and pencil shavingly good. Palate has deep minerality and leather-driven flavors and ample acids and even more tannins. Drinking well now with steak but not going nowhere neither.
Drinking very well now -- a lovely St Julien. Compared to the 2005 which we had the same day, less concentrated -- a light wine, but with good length and complexity. Delicious black fruit (blueberries?), minerals, good acidity, tannins softening. Very nice now, interesting to see how it will develop over 5-10 years.
Beautiful bouquet with barnyard, cassis, oak, cedar and cigar box. Same on the palate; still juicy cassis and other dark forest fruits, good acidity and a bit drying tannin and bitterness. A very complete wine. Ready now and with some future. Next bottle in 2016.
Opened with pronounced oaky scents and flavors, but these dissipated after an hour of airtime. Once the oak died down, it revealed a classic mid-weight claret profile. Leathery, earthy, and herbaceous, with tannins well integrated, ample acidity, but with the fruit tasting a little flat and a bit astringent on the finish. A very good QPR BDX that built for the dinner table.
Classic St Julien. Nose really built over the course of 2-3 hours. Fairly light, very much on minerals and acidity rather than fruit. Moderate length. Terroir-driven wine. Surely will improve considerably in 5+ years and is far from peak drinking
This has developed quite nicely with its tobacco, smoke, cigar box, blackberry and cedar wood personality. The tannins are ripe, the fruit is ample and fresh, finish with a spicy, cassis and pomegranate note. While fun to taste now, this will get better with a few more years in the bottle.
Medium/deep ruby core, medium pale garnet rim. Nose is reasonably developed with blackcurrant, gravel, touch of tobacco. Medium/full bodied on the palate, very soft tannins, lovely gravelly mineral undertow to sweet black fruits, a good length sweet, almost toffeed finish. Very attractive, drinking very well and whilst there is no particular hurry I don't think this has the structure for the very long term.
Klar, mørk rød. Dyp, floral nese av mørke bær; søte solbær, kirsebær, mild blyantspiss og lett vanilje. Bløt inngang. Fast og tørr frukt med frisk og saftig syre. Medium konsentrasjon. Preg av solbær og blåbær med mild sødme. Flott balanse. Tørr utgang med milde, men faste tanniner. God lengde.
Decanted for an hour. Deep red color. Medium to full-body. Nice nose of dark berries, oak and tobacco. Palate was dark fruit and some coffee. Very smooth and elegant tannins. It is very nice easy drinking now. Chateau Lagrange is great value wine, never disappoint.
Extremely ripe aromas of bananas and papayas, very distinctive but not at all heavy. Some gunpowder and marzipan, fresh tannin, medium weight and low acid. Just about to enter it's peak which will eventually arrive around 2018,
Ruby red, no sign of color transision. Nose of cassis and vanilla. Palate reveals a full bodied wine with blackcurrant, blueberry and cedar. Tannins still quite noticable, and the wine appears young and fresh so further celllaring is advisable.
Another vastly underrated 2001. Full of ripe black cherry on the nose and palate at first, followed by a creamy second wave of redcurrant, then an attractive, moreish finish. I agree it won't hold for more than another decade, but in the meantime it will be interesting to compare this to the 00.
Pretty aromatics of black fruits and mocha. Good grip on the palate with a nice and gentle structure with very sweet tannins. Quite persistent on the finish. Overall a really good showing and much better than a bottle tasted in May at a 2001 horizontal tasting.
Has reached the perfect balance and smoothness - complex, quite full bodied and long finish - huge evolution since first tasting in 2005 where the wine was tannic and a difficult drink! Drink by 2012!!
Drinking well now. However, not showing full potential yet. Wait until 2014 before trying again. Served with Grilled bone in New York Sirloin of beef with Bernaise, Chanterelle Mushroom risotto, grilled Asparagus.
w venison stew on cold sunday. great deep red color, somewhat subdued node but excellent fruit and balance on the palate. perfect to drink but can/will live for plenty more yrs. excellent combination. venison wants bordeaux (although recipe said Cote Rotie
One of my personal favourites, always like to return to this bottle, full bodied with an opulent nose of berry fruit, taste well balanced but lots of blackberry and black currant fruits, hits of new oak, long finish with warmness on the tongue. Had tasted 10 bottles over last 3 years, never a dissapointment, even for occasional wine drinkers
At teh BA lounge and probably opened ( not decanted) for 30mins+ most likely. Mild body and well rounded. Nice fruit and very typical bordeaux on the palate.Mild elegant nose. Drinks very well now. A very nice surprise.
This was a wonderful claret with loads of cassis and other dark fruit, vanilla, and spice box. nice rounded tannins and enough acid to provide a decent finished. A much better bottle than the Branaire I drank the next day.
Firm cassis bouquet. There is some development because the wine is not extremely primary anymore, but in fact the wine is a bit locked; even after 5 hours of air. On the palate cassis as well and slightly sticky tannin. For the moment 89, but this wine needs at least another 4 - 5 years of cellaring and then the score will most likely be a few points higher.
With smoked duck. Open and pour. Color dark red and still young. Subdued nose, but certainly bordeaux some fruit. On the palate very balanced, just very nice with tannins, fruit integrated. Good finish. Not super wine but very good. Will live for a good number of years 5+ at least.
Chateau bottle, held two years, double decanted. Clean cork, no sediment. Opaque, red rim. Pretty aromas of red fruits, crushed stone, and a little green veggie action. Medium bodied, smooth, and compared to other Lagrange vintages a tad under-ripe, or perhaps a blend including a few more young vines than you will find in later vintages. Acidity is bright although not in balance completely. Smooth, long finish. It is tasty, but the most enjoyable aspect of this wine is on the nose -- at least at this point.
This chateaux continues to improve over the past years as vines planted in the 80's and 90's contnue to mature, smaller tanks are used to vinify and develop each plot to its potential, and -- new for 2009 -- improved sorting will continue to improve selection. None of this investment is cheap -- it is an endorsement of Bruno Eynard that he receives continued backing from Suntori.
I would love to see this 2001 harvest come through the Lagrange cellars in 2009 - I bet the resulting wine would be even better.
I kept thinking silky, integrated tannins as I drank. Not a big wine but seamless from start to finish. Slightly acidic on the finish that complemented the moderate fruit. All in balance. I would drink this in the next couple of years...it is really good now. First time i had a Lagrange, and i would buy more...
This is one of the most underestimated wines there exist…this wine was very nice to drink from its youth andthis wine keeps improving…very smooth with dark berries chocolat very feminin and silky finish…this chateau makes wine at a very high level year after year...one of the most reliable wines of the BDX area...www.everyoneweb.com/chateaujochen
What a really nice bottle of wine. Garnet in color. Cassis and sweet tobacco on the nose. Found this at the store and brought it home and popped and poured. Gave nice sweet fruit and cedar early, then closed down a bit; this was much more open on day 3 when I had the leftovers. Just really enjoyable, smooth, traditional St. Julien, that has developed some nice secondary characteristics. Not as powerful or aromatic as the 03 Lagrange I had recently, but this is better balanced, more ready to drink right now. Lucky I found this at retail; not sure I'd pay $40 again but it was worth it for the learning and enjoyment this time around.
This wine oozes class. Still dark colour with little or no bricking - nose is elegant with classic St Julien notes - there is a lot of purity on the nose. in the mouth this wine has quite a bit of stuffing to it and is much more full bodied than I imagined. great, dusty tannins and a lingering follow through. Nice acidity, very feminine and very very classy. This has years and years ahead of it. Outstanding. Will only get better
Farr's Christmas tasting. Nice mature nose. As with all the 2001's, a little low key and retiring. Medium body, round and refreshing. Still some nice tannins on the finish. Good wine but no real excitement to induce one to part with the thick end of £30. Sal 91pts.
Crystal French Wine Sale (Bordeaux) (Crystal Wines): Dark cherries with some cabbage and a touch of cat's pee held up by some alc. Amateurish balance with detectable heat. There is enough fruit, enough acidity and just enough structure. However, this does not look like it will develop into anything interesting.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot. 13.0%. Medium to full-bodied. Floral and an opulent tobacco influenced sweet red possessing savoriness, finesse, good fruit quality, and a hint of cedar. Superb medium finish. Very well made and enjoyable now. Best from 2008 to 2013.
Solid, classic bdx; if you like Bordeaux you will appreciate this wine. Pretty good value if you bought it when released. Nice balance, medium long finish, typical St. Julien flavor profile. Drining well now but should continue to improve a bit--drink or hold for 5 more years.
This did not show as well as I hoped. Decanted for 2 hours. Ruby color. Lots of oak that overwhelm the fruit, but it is the drying tannins that are disconcerting. I have had a lot of good Lagranges and a lot of good 2001 St. Juliens, so I am willing to give it the benefit of a doubt that it is in an awkward stage.
Decanted for 2+ hours. Nose of dark berries, barnyard and herbs. Palate was dark berries, bitter cherry, roasted herbs and tobacco. Nice acidity makes this a great food wine. Suspected a little heat damage at first since the fruit was more muted than I expected, but it came around after sitting in the glass over the next couple of hours. Plenty of life left.
2001 Bordeaux Horizontal Tasting (Wetzlar): #3 Lagrange, St. Julien First off it had a „baby diaper“ smell that wore off after sitting in the glass for a while. Light cassis flavors, black currants and flowers Full bodied with a long finish and a nice and present tannin structure that signals a long future. Very nice and totally enjoyable right now. 93 pt. (My WOTN)
Deep reddish-black in colour. Very closed at first - only really opened after an hour or so in the glass. Lovely nose of dark fruits, earth, herbs and graphite. Elegant palate with rich fruit and minerally flavours, fine tannins and a long finish.
Initialy a good nose and a closed taste but then when the bottle was about a half hour open...It's open for business!!!The tipically taste from lagrange witch is just very hard to resist...very good QPR 20euro.Not a truly great wine because medium body but the fruit is there and the bottle was empty in a blink of an eye(so that's what everything is about)
There's very few to say about Lagrange:in every vintage tasted there is a steady quality into the bottle. The 2001 emphasise the typrical notes of Lagrange :bitter cherry, roasted herbs,leather.black pepper,sweet tobacco. Very well integrated oak, the enttry is roud,nice acidity,long persistance.The wine is very young at this stage and can be cellared for many years.The 2001 is not far the glorious 2000.This Saint julien is definitely a great value!!!!!!!