Top quality Saint Julien has been produced here since the late 1980's when it was bought by the Suntory group of Japan. Located to the west of the Saint-Julien appellation, near Beychevelle. Its vineyard covers an area of 125.5 hectares and is composed of two hilltops of sandy gravel and ferruginous clay. Most of the vineyard benefits from a red grape variety dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), supplemented by Merlot (28%) and a few vines of Petit Verdot (7%).
The 2017 Château Lagrange is certainly a success in the vintage. Possessing a great nose of crème de cassis, violets, and spicy oak, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a terrific mid-palate, present tannin, but a sexy, forward, charming style that’s already hard to resist. It should keep for two decades or more.
We recently had the opportunity to visit Lagrange and were thoroughly impressed with their consistent quality even in 'restaurant vintage' such as these 2017- Jane Anson states that this vintage should offer 'huge amounts of pleasure'
94/100 Wine Enthusiast
93/100 Robert Parker
93/100 James Suckling