2009 Chateau Lagrange

Year: 2009
Appellation: Saint-Julien
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"This has a solid core of juicy plum, red currant and blackberry fruit that sits in reserve, while mouthwatering briar and toasty spice notes move along the edges. Grippy and focused through the finish, with well-embedded acidity. Best from 2013 through 2024. 22,500 cases made." (WS)

"Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Lagrange rolls out of the glass with beautiful redcurrant jelly, warm blackcurrants and blueberry preserves notions plus hints of fallen leaves, camphor and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with red and black fruit preserves and lively herbal sparks, with a firm grainy backbone and great freshness on the finish." (WA)

"Saturated medium ruby. Sexy aromas of cassis, licorice, menthol and cedar. Tightly wound, classic and intense, with sharply delineated flavors of dark berries, violet and minerals complemented by well-integrated oak. Dense, suave Saint-Julien wine with a very fresh, slightly austere finish. With its solid structure and excellent length, this will require at least five or six years of cellaring. A superb vintage for this property." (VM)

"This is very reserved right now but shows impressive blueberry and blackberry character. It’s full- bodied, with a super density of fruit and ripe tannins. Wait until 2017." (JS)

"Ripe wine, with soft tannins allied to great density. Weight and lovely, juicy, final fruit flavors meld together easily. This is solid, dense, impressive and for long-term aging. -Roger Voss" (WE)

"Smoke, black pepper, ripe black cherry, earth and plum notes create the aromatics. From a blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon and 27% Merlot, this fresh, medium, earthy, crunchy, cassis filled, tannic wine is beefy in style. It will take time for the tannic wine to develop. This is more classic in style than many 2009 Bordeaux wines." (JL)