Château Lagrange St. Julien Grand Cru Classé 2010. Bordeaux Red Wine, $90.09-$105.99, 94 points, poured a rainbow of purple, red, and pink hues, but was near black at the core with a transparent rim.
Toasty rich black fruit on the nose was beautiful.
One of the most fruit-forward Bordeaux red wines I've ever had, but don't get me wrong, there is nothing over-the-top here, only flavor in abundance: this is one I did not want to stop drinking: smooth, luscious, and lively.
Medium-plus body carried bright acidity, sweet layered tannin (I think this wine should be drunk now and way into the future), and the bounty of fruit I referenced before. Black licorice, tobacco, coffee, roses, cedar, and a breath of oak contibuted to the complexity which trailed into the finish of spice with just a touch of the warm 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot.
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