|Futures - Arriving Spring 2018
90-92 Points, Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Lagrange is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 8% Petit Verdot, continuing the estate's philosophy including more Cabernet in the Grand Vin (for example, in 2005 it was just 46%.) Cropped at 50 hl/ha and matured in around 50% to 55% new oak from six different cooperages, it has a tightly-knit bouquet with blackberry, cedar and light rose petal scents, elegant in style. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly grainy tannin, moderate weight in the mouth, not as intense as either the 2009 or 2010, although it is harmonious and graceful. There is a pleasant spicy, white pepper note that lingers on the aftertaste of what should be one of the earlier drinking Saint Julien wines."
Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2015 Lagrange is quite powerful and deep, but the tannins are also imposing. It will be interesting to see if the Lagrange fleshes out with time. Today, it is a bit austere and compact. Stylistically, the Lagrange is quite different from the second wine, the Fiefs, but from a purely qualitative standpoint I don't see a meaningful difference today. In a second tasting, the Lagrange showed more fruit, but also a riper, more stewed profile. Tasted two times."
Wine Spectator: "Nicely packed, with enticing red and black currant fruit that is enlivened with anise, sweet tobacco and incense notes. Lightly toasty, with just a little tug of cedar at the end."