Ch Lagrange St Julien 2005, vintage Bordeaux wine, Totally situated on the Saint-Julien appellation, the vineyard, in one piece, extends over two rugged hills of "Gunzienne" origin oriented North-South.
Tasting notes, Neal Martin, 94 points
The Château Lagrange 2005 has an intense bouquet with cedar and graphite infusing the black fruit, nicely controlled and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, well-judged acidity and a slightly reserved but delineated finish: dried herbs, cedar and a dash of white pepper sprinkled over the black fruit. This excellent Lagrange has to be one of the most consistently satisfying wines from the appellation. Another year, another satisfying Lagrange.
Tasting notes, Robert Parker, 87 points
The 2005 Lagrange comes across as somewhat masculine, tannic and austere. The oak is under control, which is always good to see, but the wine lacks charm and sweetness, although there is some nice concentration and body. Give it another 4-5 years and drink it over the next two decades.