Lagrange (St. Julien) 2005

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Lagrange
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: 7708
Special Price $154.95 Regular Price $209.95
In stock
SKU
7708
Lagrange (St. Julien) 2005 is available to buy in increments of 1

The Vintage - We can summarise the weather conditions of the 2005 vintage in three words: drought,sunshine and thermal amplitude. This is a superlatives year. 2005 vintage will remain in the memories with exceptional climatic conditions.

Tasting Notes - Dark colour with ruby highlights for this great vintage with astonishing youth. The nose has truffled aromas giving way to more fruity notes: cherry, black cherry, licorice and cedar notes. Evolution shows menthol notes. The attack is rich and vibrant. The mid­palate is suave with a pleasant freshness, the whole presents a harmony and a rare elegance worthy of the greatest wines of Saint Julien.

- Notes from the Producer 

96 pts James Suckling

Stunning now. A fabulous nose of currants, crushed raspberry and blackberry. Full- bodied, with perfectly integrated tannins and a long, caressing finish. Drink or hold.

93 pts Wine Spectator

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. Best after 2011.

91 pts Vinous

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
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