2000 3ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

Grapes Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Julien
Classification 3ème Cru Classé

Very rich, very fine attack - liquid-fresh, finer that silk, sweet, pure crème de fruits attack. Big, despite Marcel Ducasse’s stated aim of promoting elegance above all, ‘this is the limit of power that I like’, and still in balance. Very complete, no holes, a ball of relatively impenetrable fruit, there is a touch of oak on the nose, but otherwise the 60% new wood is not detectable, - and very long. L&S (Mar 2005)

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Deep ruby red in colour at 22 years old. Tertiary notes on the palate, woodsmoke, ash, smoked earth. There are fruits here but they are gentle, the emphasis is on spice and smoke. Rosebud, jasmine, concentrated damson, absolutely ready to drink at this point, the tannins are still very present but they have a succulent and gentle feel. 50% new oak. Lowest percentage ever of overall production, 34% 1st wine, with an unusual blend for the time with high Cabernet Sauvignon, so a window into the kind of blend that they have today. Jacques and Eric Boissenot consultants. Rating: 94 Jane Anson, (Feb 2022)

An impressive performance by Lagrange, the 2000 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color with obvious notes of melted licorice, creme de cassis, and toasty new oak. This ripe, dense, full-bodied St.-Julien is chewy, thick, high in tannin, large-bodied, and impressively long and dense. As always, it is less expressive than some of its peers, but it is loaded as well as reasonably priced. 2010-2030. Rating: 93 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, (Sep 2011)

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