Red

2005 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
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Community Tasting Notes 221

  • Guy Libot wrote:

    January 5, 2020 - Great maturity and tannins that were so harsh at the onset have now melted together quite nicely. It is now in a plateau phase for a number of years. No real need to decant. Minimal sediment.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 29, 2019 - Lighter purple color, great nose, still a bit tannic but overall soft and velvety with good fruit. Save for later to let it soften further but if you don't mind some tannin or have time to decant a couple hours, this is a fabulous wine. Great vineyard and great vintage combine for great results here.

  • unrelenting wrote: 94 points

    December 27, 2019 - Wow, what a difference a year makes. 1 hour decant

  • vino vidi vici Likes this wine:

    December 26, 2019 - This is shutdown - clearly not ready yet... nose is muted, black fruit lurking. Mostly graphite with a hint of mint peaking through. Even on day 3, it still won't give up it's charms. I for one, will not open another bottle for at least 5 years. This needs time - and you can't rush it!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ZMAng wrote: 85 points

    December 1, 2019 - Sampler quarterly. Green, thin mid-palate, fine tannins. 84-86.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    2/23/2017 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2008, Issue #15, Château Lagrange: Traditional Claret in the Heart of St. Julien

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, The 2005 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Few Communes

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/6/2007 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/11/2006 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Lagrange St Julien) Exuberant and ripe berry fruit on the nose here, nuances of smoke, but overall the suggestion of gently fat, fleshy fruit. Good substance on the palate, again soft and a little loosely held together, but we have here flesh, rather firm and crunchy tannins and good vibrant acidity. I like the character presented on the nose and there are some appealingly bright characteristics present on the palate too. This has a lot of appeal and will be excellent given time.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/16/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Château Lagrange (St. Julien)) Dark cherry red color; toasty oak and espresso nose; big, plum, cassis and toast palate with good structure; medium finish (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008 (link) 89 points

    (Château Lagrange (St. Julien)) Dark red violet color; nice, herbal cassis nose; approachable plum and cassis palate, but lacks complexity; medium finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007 (link) 17+ points

    (Chateau Lagrange St Julien) A really attractive, lifted style on the nose here, with a touch of bright cherry and cranberry fruit. It has a crunchy but ripe character that I really admire. The style is firm, elegant and crisply framed, with less depth of texture and substance than some but there is still plenty of material here. There is ripeness and a good defining acidity. Nice style.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lagrange (St. Julien)
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation St. Julien
  • UPC Codes 000000076227, 000004231554, 071570020972, 087000345638, 088156015147, 3258691276243, 3303290072328, 3394150019645, 3412950903022, 3419466154054, 3419466196993, 3700274610321, 3760172711063, 3760172711070, 3760172711087, 419466143492, 450290057503, 807169002421, 831906008728

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 420 (4%)
  • In Cellars 9,010 (79%)
  • Consumed 1,998 (17%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

and wild rice, Braised Spinach Beancurd with mushrooms., Duck, Elg, Fugl, Lam, purple cabbage, Småvilt, Stale french fries that are all wobbly., Storfe

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