CHATEAU LAGRANGE 2013

Wine Region: Saint-Julien, France

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Tasting Notes

The year 2013 for the Lagrange estate was marked by a very cold and wet spring and a very hot and dry summer ending with a rather tropical climate at the time of the harvest. Flexibility and delicacy, these are the characteristics that define this vintage.

A blend composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon , 21% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot,  the  Château Lagrange 2013 is rich in color and expressive Cabernet serious about the cedar and spices register. The vineyards of the great terroir of Château Lagrange are now old enough to express, in all its dimensions, the impeccable classicism of this style.

Ratings

87-89 Points, Robert Parker
The 2013 LaGrange exhibits an attractive deep ruby color as well as less oak than is normally found during the first year of tasting. It offers supple tannins, excellent texture and good purity. This successful, medium-bodied 2013 should drink well for 8-10 years.

92-94 Points, The Wine Enthusiast (Roger Voss)- Barrel Sample. The wine opens with concentrated, plush fruit. Dense tannins give power to the wine, but are softened on the finish by a bright acidity.

About the Winery

The Japanese group, Suntory, acquired the domain when the purchase was signed by the company president, Mr Keizo Saji, in1983. Marcel Ducasse was then recruited along with Kenji Suzuta to undertake the complete restructuring of the vineyard and a spectacular renovation of the whole estate. This first step was to mark the rebirth of CHÂTEAU LAGRANGE. After twenty years of dedicated work, as well as human and technical investments, Lagrange had once again found recognition amidst its peers and had achieved a certain sense of fulfilment.


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