Chateau Lagrange 2016, Saint Julien 750ml
Chateau Lagrange is one of the Third Growths wineries in the St-Julien area. The history of the winery can be traced back to 1631 and has been highly praised over the years. Chateau Lagrange has 157 hectares of vineyards located in the gravel hills of Gunzian (the highest point of St-Julien). The current planted area is 113 hectares, of which 4 hectares are white grape varieties. The planting ratio is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Like some other Bordeaux wineries, Chateau Lagrange was also acquired by a multinational group, and the winery is currently owned by the Suntory Group of Japan.
The winery keeps the fruity aroma and exquisiteness for the left. The wine will be fermented in a temperature-controlled stainless steel tank. The temperature will not exceed 30°C during the fermentation, and it will be aged for 20 months in 60% new oak barrels.
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Château Lagrange 2016 experienced a mild and rainy spring with early, but not too early, budburst. Flowering took place perfectly, thanks to a window of good weather at just the right time. Spring finally gave way to a warm and dry summer. The harvest took place from the 3rd to the 24th of October.
At tasting, the Château Lagrange 2016 presents a dark, almost black colour, with shades of purple. The nose gives off aromas of black fruits (black cherries, blackcurrant) and spicy notes (liquorice, pepper). The palate shows richness, revealing a full-bodied wine with subtle touches of mint. The Château Lagrange 2016 is round, powerful and of an exceptional length. Silky and delicate, the tannins announce through their marked presence a fantastic ageing potential. An extremely harmonious wine.