Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2010

$70.37

SKU 3125904672

750ml

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2010 is above all generally cold year, in fact the coldest of the last fifteen years with a winter that was particularly harsh and long. Summer brought no water resulting in a tannic richness rarely atteined in the Médoc. This year was a late picking again, just like 2008 and 2009. We started to harvest the Merlot the 29th of September and we finished the vintage on the 17th of October with the Cabernet Sauvignon. Château Lagrange 2010 is once again very marked by the Cabernet Sauvignon: 75% bringing power and finesse. Merlot: 25% and no petit verdots again this year. If we compare 2009 and 2010, the proportions of each grape variety are very similar yet the wines are truly different in style: this goes to show that figures just cannot explain everything.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Julien
Brand Chateau Lagrange
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastWith vineyards in the west of Saint-Julien, Lagrange produces wines that are polished and elegant. In 2010, that style has been suffused with tannins while also delivering a black currant flavor. The wine is rich and ripe, with just the right amount of tannic structure for the fruit.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2013
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorNotes of singed alder, graphite and charcoal wrap around the core of intense blackberry paste, warm plum sauce and currant preserves. Turns sleek and racy on the well-knit finish despite the notable grip. Best from 2015 through 2030.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • wa89+

Wine AdvocateSomewhat of a beast, this monolithic, oaky wine is full-bodied, highly extracted and difficult to evaluate. Some hints of roasted herbs, chocolate, black currant and coffee are present, but the oak dominates, as do the tannins. This wine seems much woodier, and more closed and foreboding than any other St. Julien I tasted. Forget it for 7-8 years and hope for the best.

Robert Parker, February 2013