Un St-Julien très sérieux. Pas tout à fait prêt à mon avis. Amertume d'amande verte en finale qui demande encore du temps pour s'estomper. Sinon, c'est du gros jus qui récompensera les plus patients dans 4,5 ans... Potentiel pour 91, 92 points
Clear ruby. Warm inviting nose with evolving notes of roses, cedar, blackberry, graphite and chocolate. On the palate a wide acid frame around a pure fruit core, fragrant afternotes. Long tannic finish. 50 + 17 + 16 + 8.
From a half bottle, opened for four hours. Upon opening, a reticient nose, but opened up to classic Bordeaux cedar, with hints of lavender and forest underbrush. Also, dark fruits: plum and black currant. A medium body, beautifully balanced start to finish. Dark, cold weather fruit and smooth tannins. A well made wine of old world finesse.
Quite similar to the '04 that was in the tasting. It, too, has a little green pepper upon entry. The fruit is good, but a little less capable for carrying the midpalate and keeping the finish strong. Still a very good wine.
Veldig bærpreg på duft rett fra nyåpna flaske. Dette roer seg etterhvert og vi får mer krydder og paprika, klassisk medoc. Frisk i munnen og ganske runde tanniner i avslutningen. Ungdommelig vin som har såpass med frukt å gå på at den nok kan bli veldig bra. Litt grønt preg i ettersmaken kanskje, men det tar ikke overhånd.
Bordeaux & San Sebastian Trip; 3/6/2015-3/13/2015: Nose: blackberry, cherry pit and some oak/spice notes. Good dark nose compared to the Fife de Lagrange beside it. Palate: sweet red fruit on entry that is backed up by soil, tobacco and leather. Bit of glycerin here as well Finish: bit of tart black fruit and earth. Still see cherry and baking spice here as well.
Lagrange is the largest producer in St Julien of the classified growths. When touring the couvier it was impressive that they generate such high quality. Optical sorting wad recently added here, and malolactic fermentation occurs in tank rather than barrel.
Pas méchant mais pas encore à son apogé. Un peu de verdeur mais le fruit est tout de même présent, cerise et chocolat sur des relents de terre en finale. Assez long et tannins un peu asséchant...à revoir!
A very elegant showing that tends towards the acidic, especially when newly opened. But after some hrs of airtime, got much of its act together.
M- bodied wine with Bdx earth and few other markers. Tannic structure is very fine, especially for a young wine. Mature tannins that excercised their task well on the palate. Tannins M+, Acids M++(+). Great, long finish of lingonberries and cold butter.
Half of me thinks this may become great after some age (probably the part of me that payed for it) and my other half can't stop thinking about the great value I missed out on from Southern France at half price...
Aaaargh... Disillusioned and tired. Time to go to bed.
With the miracle menu at fantastic La Rochelle 'Sanno'.
From a blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine offers secondary character with its truffle, tobacco, cassis, smoke and citrus nose. But there is a definite sense of under ripeness in the nose and on the palate that could become more noticeable in the future.
Day one: From a half bottle, decanted for an hour. A classic Bordeaux nose of cedar, raspberries and graphite. A medium weight body follows, with primarily red fruits and a fair amount of acidity. The finish lasts forever due to silky, silky tannins. The flavors are simple and straightforward. The structure is substantial. Day two: Can not find any more complexity, no matter how hard I try. The fruits on the nose are substantially decreased and the tannins are gone....alors...
To rate this wine now is unjust. I stopped myself from pulling down a low hanging fruit from the number tree because all in all, this wine is just closed up and NOT READY and to fantacize about its future potential is just mental masterbation.
The 2008 vintage is under-rated and this is a great producer that makes wines that last a long, long time and tend to BEGIN to come around with about 15 years of age. Right now, the wine feels new world, and oaky and I will stop right there.... But if you must, decant for 3 to 5 hours. That's exactly what I am going to do with the next bottle very soon because at the price, this could be a huge bargain for those with lots of patience and some cellar space.
Lively cabernet nose, quite ripe with a touch of oak. Tannins were softish, which made me think it was a few years older, but overall impression of unreadiness was there. It will be a better drink with a few more years.
Non-blind. 1st glass from newly opened glass-btl at L'Effervesence (1 star in Tokyo). Very young (obviously). Firm in the mouth with good stuffing/structure and a little higher acids than I'd anticipated. *yummy* Will let my btls sleep for ~8 years.
A classy, elegant, austere Lagrange, more in the style of 06 than 03. Medium-dark ruby color. Nose of dark fruits, a touch of green bell pepper, cola. Medium-bodied, big tannins now but I think this will be a really enjoyable and delicious wine in 5-8 years. 91+
Superb nose, textbook Bordeaux! Has some blackberries, cherries & a bit of Cassis with some earth, graphite and & touch of cedar...quite complex!!! The palate shows a nice concentration & fruit purity. Cherries with a bit of leather and coffee, nice well coated tannins. The acidity showing makes for a nice balanced package. Extremely long and is drinking very well presently! Love this wine, might improve a bit over the next few years!
2008 Bordeaux: A very nice showing for this wine and the groups #2. Tight at first, but with some air, it has nice cassis fruit with a bit of graphite on the nose. The fruit continues on to the palate. Also some leather. Medium tannins at first but with air they increase. One of the more approachable of the wines, but very nice and show some interest as well.
taste: medium/full bodied with silky tannins and elegant tones of cedar, tobacco, red currants, red fruits, spice box and a good amount of red cherries. Well balanced and the tannins are rather sneaky
overall: This is a classic lagrange. Very elegant and classy that makes it ever so enjoyable. Well balanced on both the nose and palate with good depth right now even though the tannins are letting themselves be known
Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2008 Tasting (The Barker Hangar – Santa Monica, CA): Really gorgeous ripe aromas just waft out of the glass with floral notes of currants, spices, and minerals. The palate is equally fine with sweet juicy fruit, tremendous mineral thrust, and a unique cinnamon note on the finish. The balance is stunning already with cohesion between all components. What a strong effort from this estate in a more forward yet charming style.
Union Des Grand Cru of Bordeaux Tasting San Francisco, nose of graphite, blackberry, plum and cassis, same on the palate, tart and rough from the medium amount of soft tannins present, tasty but only OK for me, a bit disappointing compared to other vintages enjoyed from this chateau, big body, needs 4 years to peak but might not improve much, medium finish.
Dark ruby with a ripe nose of cooked blackberry and violets. The palate is full and dense with creamy sweet blackcurrant, fine but grippy tannins and toasty oak. Good but quite straightforward at the moment.