2005 Château Lagrange

  • 91 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52688-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($70-$75) Medium red-ruby. Reticent but sweet nose offers plum, black cherry, minerals and bitter chocolate. Thick and powerful but with excellent vinosity and sweetness as well as a slightly exotic character to the red fruit and spice flavors. Deep, slow-mounting wine that builds impressively on the back end. The tannins here make those of the 2006 seem a bit rigid by comparison. I was struck by the thought that Lagrange has done consistently well in the last three vintages, and that each effort is an accurate reflection of its year.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Currant, mineral, plum and light toasty oak follow through to a full body, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is thoroughly beautiful. Superbalanced and very pretty. 24,165 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Sweet, toasty, oaky notes interwoven with hints of black olives, blackberries, cassis, and spice box are found in this densely saturated ruby/purple-hued 2005. While rich, with impressive concentration and purity, it is also tannic, full-bodied, and painfully backward and foreboding. This is another long-term prospect that will require patience.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    This was the first vintage in which they used mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet and raw and very callow but there is so much here! Too early really to judge this wine. It seems to have so much raw material to work with.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: grapist
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Aromas of currants, berries, licorice and spice. Full-bodied and very velvety, with wonderful, high quality tannins. Long finish. Balanced and classy.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2035
    Author: Stefan N
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Purple in color. A little dry with tacky stiff tannins. High solid acid and deep purple fruit. Clean and somewhat closed still with a long finish and some nice herb and tobacco. Silky. Will only get better with a couple more years.
    Author: Carol H12
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Tasted the same vintage at the chateau back in 2009. The intervening years have given the wine an opulently smooth mouthfeel, a nice focus on black fruit and active but subtle tannins. I wish I had more than just one bottle!
    Drink Dates: 2014-2020
    Author: OCKevin
  • Self | Rating: 94

    The perennial 'value Chateau of St. Julien? has crept up in price a bit, but w/ the hike in tariff, there?s some exceptional quality to be found. Perhaps the finest 21st century Lagrange, almost flamboyantly earthy, as notions of wild flowers, sweet tobacco, roasted chestnuts, loam and chocolaty black currants scintillate my senses from just about every angle. This wine?s young complexity is astounding to me, as is its symmetry, length and purity. 2005 is another winner from Lagrange, just a flat out wonderful wine
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1537 bottles owned
  • 242 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 242 collectors)