Château Lagrange 2015 The Wine Gate Shop
Château Lagrange 2015 The Wine Gate Shop
Château Lagrange 2015 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Bordeaux – Saint-Julien

Château Lagrange 2015

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DECANTER

The estate

Suntory’s chairman, Keizo Saji, and vice-chairman, Shinichiro Torii, decided to do the absolute maximum to allow the re-birth of this Grand Cru Classé. Marcel Ducasse, graduate of the Bordeaux Institute of Oenology was recruited to undertake a total re-structuring of the property alongside Kenji Suzuta and then Keiichi Shiina. Over the first ten years the team at Lagrange undertook an ambitious renovation project, painstakingly working to regain the prestigious image this Cru had enjoyed in the past. A re-birth was achieved over a total of more than thirty years of technical and human investments. Today, Matthieu Bordes and his team are continuing to write Lagrange’s history, in a mindful quest for excellence, producing unique, distinguished wines of character, in keeping with the elegant Saint-Julien style.

An uncompromising quest for excellence, such is the philosophy here. For several decades now the exceptional terroir has inspired a unique approach where precision and innovation are paramount.

The vineyard

Perched on two Gunzian gravel slopes, one of which boasts the highest point in the appellation, the beautiful vineyard of Château Lagrange stretches over 118 hectares in a single block. There are more than a hundred individual plots with 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 5% Petit-Verdot. Our vines are on average 40 years old, the oldest dating back to 1952. 17 different soils and sub-soils have been identified, meaning the grape varieties and rootstocks can be adapted to each terroir, tailoring the viticultural choices to bring out the best expression of each plot’s character. There are also 11 hectares dedicated to white grape varieties with 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris and 10% Sémillon.

A visionary approach that has been maintained over the decades : always show the greatest possible respect for the terroir and the environment.

The vintage

Balance, power, precision

A veritable demonstration of balance, this wine illustrates the perfect alchemy between the three grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Powerful and lively in its youth, a slow, serene evolution over time endows this wine with a delicate elegance.

THE VINTAGE

The dry, mild spring weather encouraged the budburst although we cannot say this was an early vintage. The flowering and colour change took place in excellent conditions, around the average dates recorded on the property.

Information

  • Domain Château Lagrange
  • Vineyard Médoc
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2015
  • Classification 3e Cru Classé
  • Variety 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon
    17% Merlot
    8% Petit Verdot
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees13.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black core. Aromatic nose with elegant character, dark berries, discreet oak spices and very fine toasted aromas. On the palate full­bodied yet elegant, ripe tannins with velvety character, with a long and fruity finish carried by the bold Cabernet Sauvignon. A powerful and well balanced wine.

Temperature

18°

Drinking window

2022-2040

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