2020 Château Lagrange, Cru Classé St-Julien

The 2020 Lagrange is a beautifully poised St-Julien. The smallest harvest in 30 years has resulted in 40-50% less wine to be sold, but what there is is impressive. Lagrange is taking its deserved place towards the top of this much-loved appellation.

Critic score
93.5/100

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2027 - 2046
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Château Lagrange, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

Blackberry and currant with light graphite undertones. It’s medium-bodied with fine, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
93—94/100

A perky, bright and enjoyable Lagrange, showing some angularity and austerity to the tannins but at the same time it is bright with clarity of direction, firm and concentrated fruits and juicy on the finish. A little subdued, but this is a quality Lagrange with extremely carefully placed fine tannins and fruit - it shows the essence of St-Julien balance, and one that will not need the full 10 years to come around. 50% less volume than usual. Tasted twice.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
93/100

The 2020 Lagrange has a sensual, beautifully defined bouquet of mineral-infused black fruit, briar, touches of wild mint and crushed stone, conveying wonderful energy and precision. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, tensile and focused, delivering plenty of energy and an almost steely but persistent finish. This is a classy Lagrange from winemaker Matthieu Bordes and his team. I always feel this Saint-Julien is underrated, but it will challenge the best 2020s from the appellation.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(93—95)/100

Bright, deep crimson. Nose a little smudgy with a hint of acidity and then sweetness. Tannins notably well masked. Very dry, even austere, uncompromising finish.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
16/20