Chateau Lagrange 3 cru Saint Julien 2015

Château Lagrange is located in AOC Saint-Julien on the left bank of Bordeaux. The castle, along with just 13 others, was classified as 3. Cru Classé at the famous Bordeaux classification in 1855.

Saint Julien is one of the most homogeneous, reliable and perhaps also undervalued municipalities in Bordeaux. Saint Julien may lack popularity because, unlike Margaux and Pauillac, for example, it has no 1. Cru castles. Instead, Saint-Julien boasts no less than five excellent 2nd-place finishes. Cru castles and (at least since the 1980s) an outstanding quality in winemaking. Saint Julien is the municipality of the wine connoissees who want elegance, sophistication, body and balance in their Bordeaux wines.

For many years, however, Lagrange had a bad reputation and the wines rarely lived up to the fine classification. However, this changed markedly throughout the 1980s after the Japanese spirits giant Suntory bought the castle in 1983 and led to massive investment in both fields and cellars. In total, the castle currently has 182 hectares of vineyards, but only the 118 hectares are in Saint-Julien. The average age of the vines is about 35 years. Grape wise they have planted 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot. About 250,000 bottles of the first wine are produced annually, and in addition the second wine "Les Fiefs de Lagrange" and the white wine "Les Arums de Lagrange". the first wine, which today is regarded as one of the absolute leaders in Saint-Julien. It is about 20 months on French oak, of which 60% are new casks. It has a beautiful, warm burgundy color. Aromas in the scent of dark berries, blackcurrants and a little licorice. Soft and rich with well-integrated tannins and long finishes. In short: Saint-Julien in the elegant style, with great aromatic complexity.

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