2000 Lagrange (St Julien) 750ml

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2000 Lagrange (St Julien)
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International Wine Cellar | 92+

(includes 76% cabernet sauvignon, the highest percentage ever at Lagrange) Deep, saturated bright ruby-purple. Brooding aromas of cassis, violet and cedar ("hibernating now," says Ducasse). Very densely packed but very closed and extremely backward. Nearly painful flavors of black fruits, violet and menthol. Finishes very firm and very long, with powerful tannins supported by the wine's flesh. Forget this wine until 2015. The petit verdot was left out of the blend, notes Ducasse, "because it was too strong, too muscular, not elegant. " Only time will tell if this wine surpasses the 1996.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 116

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Mid crimson. Attractive scent and development on the nose. Well balanced and well judged - neat - even if not a blockbuster. Quite introvert but confident with great balance. No hurry to drink.

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 93

An impressive performance by Lagrange, the 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color with obvious notes of melted licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. This ripe, dense, full-bodied St.-Julien is chewy, thick, high in tannin, large-bodied, and impressively long and dense. As always, it is less expressive than some of its peers, but it is loaded as well as reasonably priced.

Drink Dates: 2010-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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Wine Spectator | 93

Extremely well-done. Beautifully aromatic, with coffee, cedar and blackberries on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a mineral, blackberry aftertaste with medium fine tannins. I haven't had a Lagrange of this quality in years. 25,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 89
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/06/2014
Score: 93
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/29/2014
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Excellent with a superb nose of floral, toasty vanilla and oak notes, sweety red fruits. This wine is very balance and lot of finesse in mouth and pretty fine integrated tannins on a medium to long finish.
Score: 90
Author: richie g
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 03/19/2013
Score: 92
Author: Serl Z
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/12/2011
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Score: 90
Author: SurgPA05
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 08/12/2011
Drink Dates: 2012-2030
Opaque, deep purple with brickish rim variation and long legs. Clean,reticent bouquet of cassis, cedar and mineral. Dry intense palate of stewed cherries, blackberry and fig. Moderate ETOH with dense tannins and long powerful finish. Could age for years and years.
More Vintages and Sizes of Lagrange (St Julien):

1995 (750ml)

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.

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