Lagrange will be one of the vintage’s hottest wines, with scores in the mid 90s from Suckling. We rated the 2020 the best vintage ever for this property. Situated on the northern border of the Pomerol plateau close to many illustrious neighbours, the vineyard is planted on heavy clay soils, where water retention in 2020 was so important. The vineyard work is meticulous, allowing the grapes to be picked when they are perfectly ripe. Supple, round, generous and fruit-driven, Lagrange is a delightful expression of the lighter style of Pomerol wines, approachable in its youth yet age worthy too.
The 2020 Lagrange is an open-knit, charming Pomerol. Bright floral notes lead into a core of raspberry coulis, blood orange, mocha and star anise. Medium in body and silky, with terrific energy as well as persistence, Lagrange is very nicely done. [Antonio Galloni, 01/06/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040
James Suckling 95-96