Château Lagrange 2021 en Primeur
El equilibrio y la armonía que Lagrange ya exhibe en las primeras muestras de su añada 2021 hace recordar a las cosechas de la primera década de los 2000, con una gran calidad tánica y precisión aromática. Según afirman desde la propia bodega de Saint-Julien estamos ante "un vintage neoretro por excelencia".
La entrega de este vino está prevista en el segundo semestre de 2024.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Representing only 39% of the estate's production, the 2021 Lagrange is very promising indeed, mingling aromas of wild berries and blackcurrants with notions of loamy soils, pencil shavings and violets. Medium to full-bodied, ample and seamless, with fine depth at the core, powdery tannins and lively acids, it saw a cool vinification and contains a record 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, much of which was picked late, between the seventh and 12th of October. It's a brilliant effort from Matthieu Bordes and his team. Tasted five times, twice at the estate.
Super-floral on the nose, a celebration of peony, violet and rose flowers. Juicy and supple with a real life-force. The starts off bright and upfront with strawberry and red cherry notes that merge into a darker, more savoury mid-palate full of slate and chocolate. I like the persistence here, the clarity of the fruit expression and the brightness. It's not the most expansive but the individual elements are so well presented with detail on show. A great effort in the vintage with no drop in the mid-palate, acidity in check and nice floral fruit. Drinking Window 2025 - 2045.
A firm and silky red with medium body, fresh acidity and an orange-peel and berry aftertaste. Refined and bright.
The Grand Vin 2021 Château Lagrange is clearly a step up, offering a deeper, richer style that stays firmly planted in the fresher, more elegant style of the vintage. Based on 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 2% Petit Verdot, representing a selection of just 39% of the total production, it has terrific mid-palate density as well as classic notes of cassis, darker plums, chocolate, and integrated oak. It's beautifully done and should easily be an outstanding wine that will benefit from just a handful of years in the cellar.