2002 Lagrange (St Julien) 750ml

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WS 92   IWC 90   WA 89   JR 17.5   Collector 89
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Spectator | Rating: 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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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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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Wine Advocate | Rating: 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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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 91
Author: Nkstav
Tasted On: 03/31/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
Site Blog: Nick's Weblog

Rating: 90
Author: Betty martini
Tasted On: 04/13/2014

Rating: 89
Author: riffmaker
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/30/2014

Rating: 88
Author: david ap roux
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/07/2009

Rating: 88
Author: minnowboy
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/15/2011

Average rating: 90, based on 9 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1601 bottles owned by 417 collectors.

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

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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