Owned by Japanese company Suntory, Château Lagrange underwent extensive renovations in 2013 that included modernizing their entire wine-making facilities and cellars to produce a much better wine.
Château Lagrange massive 118 hectares vineyard is planted to 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 7% Petit Verdot. The wine is aged in 60% new, French oak barrels for up to 21 months before bottling.
Deep garnet colored, the 2018 Lagrange explodes from the glass with notes of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries and black plums with suggestions of rose oil, cedar, and pencil lead. Full-bodied red wine, the palate has fantastic vibrancy for the ripeness, packed with juicy black fruits and compelling tension with a finely grained texture, finishing on a lingering mineral note.