An outstanding effort, the seductive, plump, broadly flavored, dense purple-colored 2007 Lagrange boasts sweet creme de cassis, camphor, and subtle spicy oak notes. Generously endowed and medium to full-bodied, it is ideal for drinking over the next 10-12 years. Drink 2010-2022.
Tasted at the UGC in London. There is a sense of exuberance on the nose: black berries, wild strawberry, cedar, a touch of Asian spice coming through. Great lift and intensity. The palate is medium-bodied, ripe black fruits, good structure with a firm, quite masculine finish with just a hint of tobacco and spice. Very good for the vintage. Classy. Drink 2011-2020. Tasted November 2009.
Ready to drink, lighter in frame than the 2005 and 2006 but the fruit is precise and finessed, and we are in the heart of St Julien here, with mouthwatering power and minerality. Cassis bud, liqourice root, a whisper away from fully ripe, but mouthwatering and moriesh. Harvest September 20 to October 13, making the most of the Indian summer, and allowing this high level of Cabernet Sauvignon. Mathieu Bordès first full vintage, 60% new oak. Eric Boissenot consultant.
Medium-deep ruby in the glass, this wine shows aromas of blackcurrant, plum, pencil shavings and nutmeg on the nose, backed with a touch of vanilla. The palate is one of fresh blackcurrant and black cherry. The balanced acidity and softened tannins make this delicious drinking even at this stage, but there is enough structure to show that this will last another 10 years. The finish shows vanilla, plum and sweet spice in balance on this great effort from the Chateau. Delicious.
Bright ruby-red. Very pure, primary aromas of cassis, black cherry, licorice, bitter chocolate and camphor. Juicy, pure and fresh, with good density of black fruit flavor and noteworthy inner-mouth energy and precision for the year. In a rather suave and nicely ripe style, with little or no veggie character. Spreads out nicely on the back, finishing with fairly ripe tannins. Rather elegantly styled wine with good material.
The sweet open nose has an attractive mix of fruits, first red fruit shows then black, fresher bilberry backed by sweet cassis. The flavours on the palate are ripe giving weight on the mid-palate and although there are tannins in evidence they are supple leaving the finish full and fleshy.
Rich purple-red, good crushed berry fruit and nice smoothness and ripeness, attractive weight and balance, but in the lighter, more forward style. Drink 2012-17. 3 stars.