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'.
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(Chateau Lagrange (St Julien)) A sweet, modern style of fruit here, fresh and bright, red and black summer fruit compote. It seems to possess polish and substance although on entry it has its texture tightly reined in. Through the midpalate it expands though, becoming more like the nose suggests, more polished and very lightly creamy. Well judged, with rather a firm tannic substance to it although it works well with the fruit and acids. With time in the cellar this could be very good.
(Chateau Lagrange St Julien) Dense, sweet, with concentrated ripe fruit. The palate has a very ripe and detached style, mineral and fresh. Fairly bright and lively, with good vivacity. Less supple than some, but with good substance, nice acidity and appropriate tannins. Very good potential.
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