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Chateau Lagrange 2016 Saint-Julien Grand Cru Classe


4.6/5   (5 Guides)

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3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855

2016 is a great vintage for the Bordeaux vineyard, punctuated by several climatic acts. The vines broke bud early thanks to a mild spring. The summer was hot and dry, thus favorable to a good development of the vine. The maturation of the grapes was slow and complex, and will have given rise to a very fine harvest at Château Lagrange.

Blend of the 2016 vintage: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot.

The robe is a pretty dark red color with ruby highlights.

The nose is complex and refined, with notes of black cherry, blueberry, peppery spices and licorice, enhanced by a floral hint of rose.

The attack is smooth, revealing a rich and complex wine. It evolves on a juicy mid-palate, marked by flavors of small red fruits and a nice minty freshness. The tannins are elegant and racy, allowing it to melt on a long perfumed finish. A particularly successful Château Lagrange with great drinkability.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Lagrange 2016 would be a wonderful accompaniment to a beef tenderloin with Chimichurri sauce, a slab of doe with a mushroom crumble, a snacked veal sous la mère, a pigeon cooked in fine pastry or one of the fresh tagliatelle with Perigord black truffle.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.

For dessert, enjoy it with a tiramisu, an Opéra cake or a praline entremet.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Lagrange 2016 is a great Saint-Julien nectar promised to keep well, able to wait another ten years to refine. Its peak will be reached between 2030 and 2035.

However, it lends itself perfectly to tasting today. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at a room temperature of between 15 and 18°C. Open and decant ideally 4 to 5 hours before tasting.

The bottles should be kept in the cellar, protected from the light, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 750ml
Appellation : Saint-Julien
Vintage : 2016
Color : Red
Classification : 3rd Classified Growth

The lands of Château Lagrange once depended on the Commanderie des Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem in Bordeaux and were part of the Pellecahus hospital. The lands were rented out on a farm during the whole of the 18th century. It was not until 1796 that Château Lagrange experienced a formidable extension under the leadership of its owner Jean-Valère Cabarrus, the Minister of Finance of Napoleon I in Spain.

Today the vineyard, which is smaller and covers approximately 111 hectares of gravel on limestone beds, is 30 years old on average.

It is a Third Grand Cru Classé according to the prestigious list of 1855.

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot noir 27% and Petit Verdot 7%.

All the harvest is manual and by successive sorting in the vineyard. The average production is of the order of 665 barrels or approximately 800,000 bottles with an average and very low yield per hectare of 7,000 to 7,200 bottles.

The wine is aged in new barrels for around 60% of the harvest and bottled after aging for 20 months.

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Wine Spectator 94/100
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