1995 Lagrange (St Julien) 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Julien | Third Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

1995 Lagrange (St Julien)

Buy It Now

Starting at  $64.95


You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.

Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 89

(44% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot and 13% petit verdot) Medium ruby-red. Flamboyant aromas of smoky black cherry, beefsteak tomato, roasted herbs, espresso, underbrush and truffle. Smooth and fat, with sweet dark berry flavors and lush texture, if not the normal clarity of Lagrange. Finishes with tongue-coating tannins that arrive late. Just now reaching its peak. A merlot-oriented wine, notes Ducasse, and ultimately less fine-grained than the vintages based more heavily on cabernet. "1995 was considered great at the outset, but we don't find it to be an exceptional year," Ducasse added.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 116

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Wine Advocate | 90

The 1995 Lagrange is similar to the 1996, but the fruit is sweeter, the acidity lower, and the wine less marked by Cabernet Sauvignon. The color is a deep ruby/purple. The wine boasts a roasted herb, charcoal, black currant, mineral, and new oak-scented nose. Medium to full-bodied and ripe, with copious quantities of jammy black cherry and cassis flavors presented in a medium-bodied, low acid, moderately tannic style, this well-endowed, purely made wine requires cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2003-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 115

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Wine Spectator | 91

Wonderfully crafted, with mint, blackberry and chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, with loads of berry flavor and velvety tannins.

Drink Dates: 2001+
Author: James Suckling


Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Score: 89
Author: Mitch
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/25/2008

About This Producer


Believed to have once been home to an order of the Knights Templar in the 14th century, the Bordeaux chateau was acquired by Baron de Brane, of Mouton and Brane-Cantenac fame, before being turned over in the late 18th century to Napoleon's finance minister, who significantly expanded the vineyard. However, it wasn't until a century later that Lagrange wines achieved superior quality. The Cendoya family, who had owned the estate since 1925, sold it off to the Japanese wine and spirits conglomerate Suntory. Under government recommendation, Suntory spent $4 million on renovations ($10 million to date) under the supervision of winemaker Marcel Ducasse, former apprentice to Professor Peynaud.

The estate's second wine is called Les Fiefs de Lagrange.

See all Bordeaux producers

See other similar producers: Chateau Montrose, Chateau Cos D'Estournel, Chateau Talbot

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
 

Get early access to new arrivals and special offers