Red

2005 Château Lagrange (St. Julien)

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • St. Julien
Drink between 2015 - 2029 (Edit)
CT91.7 326 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 264

  • unc0rked wrote: 92 points

    September 25, 2021 - Nice color and terrific nose. A bit of heat on the finish at first but mellowed after decant of an hour. Probably would have benefit from a longer decant but we were at restaurant. Nice velvety feel on the palate. Dark fruit. Tannins all gone. I think this wine is solid for another 5 years or so. Definitely ready to drink at 16.

  • Vancouver wrote: 93 points

    August 22, 2021 - Medium ruby in appearance-still opaque at age 15 or so. Just a touch of lightening at the rim.

    Fully evolved and pronounced aromas of cassis, balsamic notes , vanilla and some spice. In spite of the evolution the nose is perfectly fresh and exudes class and elegance.

    Medium bodied with plenty of acidity and tannin providing structure and freshness on the palate. The palate is slightly restrained but still delivers plenty of classic St Julien black fruits, cassis and vanilla.

    The finish is medium plus and delicious. Overall very well done.

    Drink now or store "indefinitely" in a cold cellar.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Purple Tooth wrote: 92 points

    August 20, 2021 - All I can say is, not ready. Needs 10 years. Ohmmmmm is the word. HOLD

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • redknife Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 16, 2021 - Brief decant and off to the condo restaurant
    Had a martini before the wine with appetizers
    The wine showed beautiful on the young side but very approachable and similar to my previous bottle
    Great pairing with grilled ribeye

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • VinhoVerde Likes this wine:

    July 6, 2021 - Medium red color. Complex Cassis/ smoke/ chocolate bouquet. The flavor is still closed, however. Too hard and tough for an accurate numerical score. Strangely, the bouquet is quite developed but the flavor is shut down.
    Cork pulled 2 hours before tasting.

    From Mark’s 2005 Bordeaux Vintage Tasting:
    Attended a 36 wine ‘05 Bordeaux tasting recently. The wine above is one of those wines. Served single-blind.
    All wines were tasted over a 2 day period, 18 per day. The wines served on the 1st day had their corks pulled two hours prior. The second day’s wines were served “ double-decanted”, 2 hours before the first flight. The overall tasting experience was quite different, as one would expect. Day 2 wines were softer, displaying more ripe fruit, and less harsh tannins.
    Kudos to Mark for both a fantastic experience as well as providing an instructive opportunity on how the 2005 Bordeaux vintage is showing at this stage.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2020, Issue #89, Recently-Tasted Bordeaux And Revisiting the 1855 Left Bank Classification, 9/1/2020

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

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    April 2016, 4/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/29/2015 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2015, 1/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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

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

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  • 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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    October 2007 (link)

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • 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

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, 087000348509, 088156015147, 3251093401022, 3258691276243, 3303290072328, 3394150019645, 3412950903022, 3419466154054, 3419466196993, 3700274610321, 3760172711063, 3760172711070, 3760172711087, 419466143492, 450290057503, 5050713185230, 732511015388, 807169002421, 831906008728

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 398 (3%)
  • In Cellars 9,208 (76%)
  • Consumed 2,582 (21%)

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