Chateau Lagrange 1996

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Nice ruby color with some lightening at the edges. Nose was initially with strong animal and meaty notes, but this softened up after an hour. Nose exhibited blackcurrant, wet earth, cedar, cinnamon, and leather. Medium bodied. Round tannins, well-integrated. Medium finish. Firm structure should make this drink well for several more years.

About Chateau Lagrange:

Chateau Lagrange is a third growth located on the highest point in Saint Julien. It is one of the largest plots in Bordeaux with approximately 157 hectares.

Three Interesting Facts:

  1. Michel Delon (of Leoville Las Cases) helped Suntory, a beverage corporation in Japan, acquire the chateau in 1983.
  2. Prior to the Suntory acquisition, some plots had been sold to both Chateau Gloria and Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou.
  3. The director was Marcel Ducasse from 1993 to 2007 (who expanded vineyard from 48 planted hectares to 138).

Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot