2011 Lagrange St Julien

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • NM 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2011 Lagrange St Julien

NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Chateau Lagrange 2011 is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot (the highest percentage of the latter since 2007.) In 2011 there were just four treatments in the vineyard compared to 12 in... The Chateau Lagrange 2011 is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot (the highest percentage of the latter since 2007.) In 2011 there were just four treatments in the vineyard compared to 12 in 2000. It has a deep purple colour. It has a very pure bouquet with blackberry cassis limestone and a touch of Margaux-like violets. It certainly has fine delineation. The palate is pure with silky smooth tannins fine acidity and an almost Burgundy-like texture. This is a very accomplished Lagrange although I would like to see more personality. It shows good weight on the tensile finish however and is an accomplished Saint Julien. Tasted April 2012
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Supple with a nice creamy feel to the plum fig and blackberry flavors. A light stony edge lends some additional length and definition on the finish.-J.M.
JJB 90
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, April 2012
67% cabernet sauvignon 26% merlot and 7% petit verdot. Aged in 60% new oak. Black cherry cassis and plum highlight a complex vibrant nose that also reveals aromas of cigar box cedar saffron and a hint of forest floor. The... 67% cabernet sauvignon 26% merlot and 7% petit verdot. Aged in 60% new oak. Black cherry cassis and plum highlight a complex vibrant nose that also reveals aromas of cigar box cedar saffron and a hint of forest floor. The tannins are big and broad but with the vintage's hallmark acidity present they support the fruit and carry it through to a balanced finish. The upgrades at Lagrange continue to pay dividends and even in this somewhat difficult vintage Lagrange has managed to fashion an elegant St. Julien keeping the chateau on the upward trajectory we've seen over the past several vintages. Expect this to come into full balance in 5-7 years and should drink well through 2025.