93-95+ Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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.
93-95 Wiine Enthusiast
This is a dense wine with a balanced character that shows both richness and freshness. Its tannins are firm but are equaled by the fine black currant flavor and lively acidity.
93-94 James Suckling
This is a very velvety-textured Lagrange with blackberry and purple-fruit character. Lavender and black-tea undertones. Full body. Long and caressing.
90-93 Wine Spectator
This has a notable tobacco and bay leaf profile out front, followed by bramble-textured, gently mulled plum and black cherry fruit.
This is lovely – powerfully aromatic right from the off, it’s clearly well-structured with tannins and a good acidity alongside dark fruit flavours, from damsons to loganberries, but not overly sweet. This is a fairly savoury and masculine take on the vintage, as the Moueix wines often are – they fly in their own universe and make wines with real impact and longevity. Drinking Window 2026 – 2038.