Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé 1985 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé 1985

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A typical Saint-Julien wine; tannic, rich and with beautifully mature fruit. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 upper-shoulder
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly torn label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
  • Classification: 3ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Suntory
  • More information....

Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gigot de sept heures, Côte de boeuf aux cèpes, Grives aux raisins.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    (...) Rubis foncé de robe, le 1985 se révèle riche, profond et long, mais aussi peu évolué et tannique pour le millésime. Moyennement corsé et élégant, il regorge littéralement de fruité et devrait se maintenir très longtemps. (...) Source: Robert Parker (1/97)

    Lot presentation
    Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    Every wine lover should have a Château Lagrange in their collection. Prices for this tremendous cru have remained very reasonable. The wine is subtle yet ripe, balanced and surprisingly drinkable young. The most recent vintages have been outstanding while the 1989, 1990, 1996 and 2000 show that Lagrange ages in style.

    Information about domain Château Lagrange

    Classed within the Grand Cru Saint-Julien in 1855, the origins of Château Lagrange can be traced back to the Middle Ages. It was only in the 18th century that it became dedicated to viticulture, finding favour with the American ambassador Thomas Jefferson, who placed it 3rd in his rank of personal favourites. After a series of crises between the 19th and 20th centuries (phylloxera, world wars), the property has risen from the ashes, notably thanks to the Suntory family who bought it in 1983 and undertook a large-scale renovation. Today, Château Lagrange is committed to producing wines with the greatest respect for nature. It has a reduced ecological footprint and the producers favour biodiversity (beehives, sheep rearing and 300 tree species). The vinification is just as attentive: the team of over thirty people carries out single-parcel selection using both traditional and more innovative methods. As for the grape varieties (70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot for the reds, and 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris and 10% Sémillon for the whites), they benefit from being grown in pebble soil, are harvested by hand, and vinified in stainless steel in order to preserve the delicate nature of the fruit. The wines are matured in 50% new casks.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 upper-shoulder
    • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly torn label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Julien
    • Classification: 3ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Suntory
    • Vintage: 1985
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 110
    • Volume: 250000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 7% Petit verdot
    Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé
    Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé

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    Château Lagrange 3ème Grand Cru Classé 1985

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