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2009 Chateau Lagrange, Saint-Julien, France

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Wine Notes

Third Growth. Troisieme Grand Cru Classe in 1855. There are three Bordeaux Chateaux called Lagrange - one in Saint-Julien, one in Graves and the other in Pomerol.

Tasting note: Deeply-coloured with crimson highlights. Focused nose of red and black fruits with refined yet evident oak. Powerful, well-integrated and melted at point of entry. Warm style finishing on a drier note marked by oak. (12-Mar-2012) [Gilbert & Gaillard]

Tasting note: This Japanese-owned third growth is very Cabernet Sauvignon in style with firm slightly four-square tannins but good underlying acidity and bright blackcurrantfruit. The tannins should soften in barrel and bottle to produce something withconsiderable style and restraint. 10+ years. [Tim Atkin]

Tasting note: With ripe plums, blackberries, cedar and balanced tannins, this well made wine can also be enjoyed fairly early; however, there is sufficient fruit concentration and tannins to warrant aging for at least a decade. Tasted in: Bordeaux, France. Maturity: Young. (01-Mar-2010) [Asian Palate Jeannie Cho Lee]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $67   From: $66   To: $96

Search Rank 72 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 72nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 63rd

Score: 91. When to drink: 2010 to 2032
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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91/100 (23 notes from 21 users )    
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87-89/100    
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17/20   2015 to 2028
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17/20   2017 to 2030
17/20   2016 to 2025
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2012 Commended
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Price History for 2009 Chateau Lagrange, Saint-Julien, France
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Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red

A Bordeaux Blend, at its most basic, is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. The phrase, which seems to have originated with British wine merchants in the 19th Century, relates as much to wines made from the blend as to the grape-variety combination itself (© Copyright material, Wine-Searcher.com). Far from being an officially defined or legal term, it is almost never used for wine-labeling purposes (although it occasionally appears on back labels). Its equivalent in the United States is Meritage, which is not only legally defined, but also a registered trademark.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Saint-Julien wine region

    Saint-Julien is a small but important appellation of the Haut-Medoc district of Bordeaux in south-western France. Its reputation is based on its status as a reliable source of consistently elegant, age-worthy wines.

    Sandwiched between the more famous appellations of Pauillac and Margaux, Saint-Julien is sometimes unfairly overlooked because it does not have a first-growth chateau. Pauillac has three of the five Medoc first growths and Margaux has one. The ... more

  • Haut-Medoc wine region

    Haut-Medoc is the large southern section of the greater Medoc district of Bordeaux in south-western France and also the name of the appellation that covers the vineyards here. It accounts for two-thirds of the Medoc peninsula and produces more fine wine per acre than almost anywhere else in the world.

    The Haut-Medoc is home to the 'famous four' Bordeaux appellatio ... more

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