An attractive juicy, medium-bodied, dark ruby-colored effort, the 2003 Lagrange offers some cassis fruit, but not a great deal of complexity, especially compared to the finest wines of St. Julien. Still well-made and intact, it can be drunk over the next 5-7 years. Drink 2014-2021
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014|
Dense purple in color and surprisingly open-knit and velvety textured, the full-bodied, fleshy, succulently styled 2003 Lagrange is more accessible than most Northern Medocs. With low acidity, silky tannin, and loads of chocolatey black currant and cherry fruit as well as nicely integrated, toasty oak, this sensual wine should drink beautifully in 2-3 years and last for 15-18.
|Score: 91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006|
Dark ruby/purple-colored with a nose of charcoal smoke intermixed with black currants, cherries, and toasty new oak, the 2003 Lagrange hits the palate with an expansive, fleshy mouthfeel, copious glycerin, and some unusual notes of road tar. The finish offers a hint of the scorching summer heat in the warm, alcoholic afterglow. This relatively deep, concentrated wine has low acidity and, unlike more recent Lagranges, should be drinkable several months after bottling. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018.
|Score: 90/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005|
This fruity, floral, fragrant Lagrange reveals less oak than usual. Medium-bodied and spicy, with excellent depth, and a fleshy, round mouthfeel, it is a richly fruity, forward, deep example that will undoubtedly firm up as it evolves in barrel and bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (152), April 2004|
Aromas of blackberry and currant with just a hint of black licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and subtle ripe fruit, giving licorice and mineral undertones. Complex and refined. Very well done. Best after 2011. 24,165 cases made.
|Score: 92||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2006|
Complex and refined. Aromas of blackberry, currant and a hint of black licorice. Full-bodied, with subtle ripe fruit.
|Score: 92||James Suckling, Wine Spectator, February 2006|
Beautiful aromas of plums, violets, berries and licorice. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a long finish. Very pretty indeed. Well-crafted, showing lots of character.
|Score: 92/94||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 04), April 2004|
Mid crimson. Mineral scented and racy and very juicy and complete. A lovely drink even if more advanced than many. (Average group score: 15.6)
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, October 2010|
Bright, deep crimson. Gamey nose. Quite fragrant. Attractive, easy, sweet package. Lots of tannins which are notably dry. Drink 2012-2022. Date tasted 3rd Nov 05.
|Score: 16||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2005|
|Score: 15.5||Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2007|
|Score: 15.5+||Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine (1), April 2004|