2012 Château Lagrange Saint -Julien 3rd Growth, Bordeaux, France

Dark red with tangy notes of cassis and black cherry, the nose is very expressive. The palate is silky, smooth, almost creamy. A very harmonious and balanced wine that impresses with the characteristic elegance of the vintage.



From the 8th of October to the 21st of October 2012. Grapes are hand­picked into individual crates. A first selection is done by hand on whole bunches, and a second one grape by grape with an optical camera.

Plot by plot and intra plot vinification in 102 thermo­regulated stainless-steel vats of variable capacity (36 to 220 hl) for 103 plots. The selection of batch is conducted according to the varietal, age of vines, terroirs and grapes maturity. Vinification at 26­-28 °C during 15 to 22 days. Moderate pumping ­over every day, or delestage or pigeage. Malolactic fermentation through co-inoculation.

Blending in January and matured for 21 months with 60 % of the wine in new oak barrels. Fining in barrel with fresh egg­ whites with a final blending before bottling.


Château Lagrange, Third Classified Growth in the 1855 classification, nestles in the heart of the renowned Saint-Julien appellation.

An uncompromising quest for excellence, such is the philosophy here. For several decades now the exceptional terroir has inspired a unique approach where precision and innovation are paramount. Château Lagrange’s vineyard stretches over two Gunzian gravel slopes where the highest point of Saint-Julien thrones on the beautiful estate.

Harmony is the key word for each and every man and woman at the Château. We never force Mother Nature, we merely guide her. Each year, the work in the vineyard, where attention to detail and age-old traditions are combined, gives birth to a unique, elegant, powerful wine able to age well over time.

Over 35 years ago, our vineyard was re-planted and re-structured, resulting in today’s well balanced and distinguished wines, honed by the magic of time.

Expressing the best of each terroir: with this objective in mind, we re-organized the vinification cellar with one stainless steel vat adapted to each and every plot in the vineyard.


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot