The huge Château Lagrange is a 182-hectare estate in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.66%), Merlot (c.27%) and Petit Verdot (c.7%). The vines are dispersed on two gentle sloping gravel hillsides, close to Château Gruaud Larose and Château Branaire Ducru with a terroir that includes gravel, sand and clay soils as well as a few parcels of iron deposits. A highly tannic wine, Château Lagrange is best enjoyed with at least 8-10 years of bottle ageing, with peak maturity reached between 10-25 years after the vintage. Expect sumptuous aromas of blackcurrant and black cherry, with notes of smoke and spices. Over the years, notes of liquorice, cedar and tobacco will emerge.