2016 Chateau Lagrange

Year: 2016
Appellation: Saint-Julien
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92-95
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 93
James Suckling: 95-96
Jeb Dunnuck: 94--Wine Enthusiast: 93-95--Jeff Leve: 93
Red Wine

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"This has some serious grip along the edges, with graphite and iron notes working together to support the core of cassis, blackberry and açai fruit flavors. The long finish has the pure, fresh character of the vintage. Score range: 92-95 -JM " (WS)

"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." (WA)

"The 2016 Lagrange (Saint-Julien) is super-expressive today. Soft and supple, the 2016 is quite open, even in the early going. Sweet tobacco, menthol, dried herbs and licorice appear with time in the glass, adding lovely shades of nuance. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. Lagrange is not especially complex, but it is absolutely delicious and will be impossible to resist upon release. A touch of blood orange, mint and red berry fruit adds freshness on the finish." (VM)

"Powerful red with a rich and tannic center palate. Full body, lots of depth and a long and chewy finish. Indeed, this shows potential. Much better than the 2015." (JS)

"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." (JD)

"93–95. Barrel Sample. This wine is ripe and balanced. The acidity and blackberry fruit are as much upfront as the tannins, promising a wine that will be finely balanced with time. The wine will age well over the long term, and should be held until 2028." (WE)

"Tobacco, cedar, red currants and smokey earth notes create the character. Full bodied, fresh, clean and classic, the wine serves up a concentrated, elegant mouth full of deep, dark, red fruits with freshness. Give this at least a decade before popping a cork. 4247 Views Tasted May 13, 2018" (JL)