2009 Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien
|This is a nice mid-range Grand Cru from St. Julien (3rd growth Bordeaux). A very much go-to bordeaux in the under $100 range, and one you will see a lot of restaurant menus. I have a had a few other vintages and all have delivered that great smooth and refined Bordeaux taste.
I was pleased to see my local Costco with several cases of the 2009 vintage, and at $75 a great price point here in Tokyo, Japan. Chateau Lagrange consists primarily of cabernet sauvignon, as well as merlot, and petit verdot.
This 2009 Lagrange was what I hoped for from this renowned vintage. After some decanting, this really opened up into a nice smooth drinking wine. Great nose followed by a little vanillla, some blueberry flavors, and plum finish. Not too over the top, very subtle and refined wine. I have had some other 2009 Bordeaux in this price point that I prefer over this one, for example the Calon Segur, but this is a very nice wine overall.
I would score this 91-92 points, and feel it is one worth cellaring for a few more years.
— Jun Chiba
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