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About Chateau Lagrange
It was 1983 and Chateau Lagrange had been in a rut for a half century. Vintage after vintage had been smashed by critics, prices were falling, and its Third Growth status was nowhere to be seen. Then, from halfway across the world, Japanese liquor conglomerate Suntory swept away the rust--literally replacing the outdated cellar and replanting the vineyard--and got Chateau Lagrange back on its feet.
87 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007
($40) Deep ruby-red. Plum, leather, mocha, coffee and smoke on the nose. Ripe on entry, then moderately sweet in the middle, with a lightly herbal quality and some unabsorbed acidity currently giving the wine a slightly disjointed character. With its flavors of currant, tobacco and smoke, this comes across as fatter than some past vintages but today the tannins are apparent, and the finish shows a dry edge. I find the young 2006 riper, denser and more harmonious.