2002 Lagrange (St Julien) 750ml

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2002 Lagrange (St Julien)
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International Wine Cellar | 90

($27-$40) Bright ruby-red. Brisk aromas of currant, cedar and minerals. Firmly built, complex and aromatic, with lovely flavor definition and excellent palate coverage. Finishes with mouthcoating tannins and very good length. An excellent vintage for Lagrange. In comparison to this wine, the young 2004 seems more medicinal and austere, with a larger structure.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Very complete and mouth filling. Admirable. Fills the whole palate. Super brisk. Transparent. Good stuff. 

Drink Dates: 2009-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 89

Deep ruby/purple with considerable amounts of toasty new oak blasting out of the glass, this wine's heavy-handed vanilla oakiness conceals its relatively extracted, rich, tannic flavors. It remains dumb and closed, but offers excellent depth, power, and richness. While there is plenty here, patience is required.

Drink Dates: 2009-2020
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 158

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Wine Spectator | 92

Pretty aromas of blackberries and currants, with hints of lead pencil. Full-bodied, yet very balanced, with a solid core of fruit and ultrafine tannins. Really well-crafted wine. Lagrange often excels in less than easy vintages, like 2002. Excellent.

Drink Dates: 2008+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 89
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/30/2014
Score: 90
Author: Betty martini
Tasted On: 04/13/2014
Score: 91
Author: Nkstav
Tasted On: 03/31/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
Site Blog: Nick's Weblog
Score: 88
Author: minnowboy
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/15/2011
Score: 88
Author: david ap roux
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/07/2009
More Vintages and Sizes of Lagrange (St Julien):

1995 (750ml)
1990 (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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