2005 Château Lagrange, Cru Classé St-Julien

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 176: Sweet, toasty, oaky notes interwoven with hints of black olives, blackberries, cassis, and spice box are found in this densely saturated ruby/purple-hued 2005. While rich, with impressive concentration and purity, it is also tannic, full-bodied, and painfully backward and foreboding. This is another long-term prospect that will require patience. 91 points.

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    65% Cabernet Sauvignon
    28% Merlot
    7% Petit Verdot
  • Maturity
    Ready 2012 - 2025
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2005 Château Lagrange, Cru Classé St-Julien