Deep ruby, with focused and precise cassis and nutmeg on the nose. The palate is juicy and pure, with blue and black fruits at the core. The tannins are sumptuous and ripe but moutchoating, making for a fleshy and rich finish that will need time to unfurl. The length on the finish suggests very good potential.
|Score: 16+||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2019|
The 2018 Lagrange is deep in colour. It has a plush and generous bouquet with blueberry and black cherry fruit, a touch of clove and menthol developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and very pure fruit. This has a Burgundy-like allure and though there is some new oak dominating the finish, there is sufficient fruit to support that. This is potentially a very lovely Lagrange, one that I suspect will drink sooner than other recent vintages. (3.53pH, 14.6% alcohol). Drink 2021-2040.
|Score: 92/94||Neal Martin, vinous.com, November 2019|
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Lagrange opens a little closed and broody, slowly revealing cedar chest, tar, pencil shavings, camphor and fragrant earth scents with a baked plums and warm cassis core plus a hint of yeast extract. Full-bodied and jam-packed with black fruits and earthy accents, it has a solid frame of firm, chunky tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a persistent mineral note.
|Score: 93/95+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019), April 2019|
This is a very velvety-textured Lagrange with blackberry and purple-fruit character. Lavender and black-tea undertones. Full body. Long and caressing.
|Score: 93/94||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2019|
The 2018 Lagrange is off the charts. Bold, plush and beautifully resonant in the glass, the 2018 possesses tremendous richness and textural intensity. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, espresso, mint and licorice build in a racy, sumptuous Lagrange loaded with personality. The 2018 is one of the best recent vintages I have tasted. Tasted two times.
|Score: 92/95||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, May 2019|
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot; 50% new oak. Barrel sample.
Black core. Pretty black and red fruit on the nose and an attractive layer of crushed rocks. Even a touch of cassis leaf. Juicy and fresh on the palate, a little bit raw but lots of energy and more freshness than most. (JH) 14.6%
|Score: 16.5||Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2019|