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2016 Chateau LagrangeBlend from France

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"Dark and deep with purple tint. Blackcherry, blackcurrant, liquorice and black pepper on the nose. Full­bodied, freshness with menthol, round, powerful and long finish. Enjoya...

  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent
  • 95 Decanter
  • 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 05/31/2023

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Ratings:

95

The Lagrange 2016 has a deep garnet color. It charges out with pronounced scents of warm cassis, blueberry preserves, and juicy blackberries, plus suggestions of cedar chest, tar, and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate delivers great intensity of savory-laced black fruit with firm, grainy tannins and great tension on the finish.

95 Decanter

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot. Château Lagrange is at 50% grand vin in 2016, which is its highest since the Suntory group became owners in 1983. They say that until now the percentage of Fiefs de Lagrange has always been higher, but in 2016 many plots planted in 1985 reached maturity. Together with the exceptional quality of the vintage and the intra-plot selection, this means more top quality wine destined for the grand vin. There is lovely concentration in this wine, with spicy pepper and cinnamon notes coming to the fore before the blackcurrant takes over on the mid-palate. 2016 was the longest harvest ever, according to technical director Matthieu Bordes, right through to 24th October. No doubt this is a fantastic Lagrange, to be savoured.

95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lagrange sashays out of the glass with notions of candied violets, cassis, underbrush and warm black plums with waves of Black Forest cake, cedar chest and yeast extract scents. Medium to full-bodied, the bags of perfumed black fruits are solidly structured with super ripe, grainy tannins, finishing long and layered.

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

The best wine from this château in many years! A huge, dramatic, blackcurrant and wild-blackberry nose and the first impression on the palate is every bit as intense. Nice acidity lifts this massive structure and keeps the imposing finish so fresh. Drink or hold.

94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

The Grand Vin 2016 Château Lagrange checks in 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in equal parts new and used barrels. It shows the fresher, elegant style of the vintage and offers beautiful black cherry and cassis fruits intermixed with tobacco leaf, damp earth, and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, seamless, and layered, it has a vibrant, tight texture, terrific tannin quality, and a great finish. It's a quintessential expression of this vintage. Give bottles 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two to three decades.

Product Description:

"Dark and deep with purple tint. Blackcherry, blackcurrant, liquorice and black pepper on the nose. Full­bodied, freshness with menthol, round, powerful and long finish. Enjoyable already, this exceptional 2016 is able to age a long time due to its silky tannins. A great and well balanced 2016 Lagrange: nice harmony with classicism and modernity." - Winery

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

Product Detail

Item # 132660
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St Julien
Ratings

95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Independent

95 - Decanter

95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco