Red Bordeaux - 1986 - Lagrange

  • Region: Red Bordeaux
  • Vintage: 1986
  • Rating: 92
  • Notes:
    [Duty Paid repack]
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Tasting Notes



Release Price


Drink Date

2003 - 2025

Reviewed by

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Issue Date

1st Jan 2003


Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition, The Wine Advocate

Here is a classic example of a wine that is showing significantly more complexity and richness from the bottle than out of cask, although it was certainly a potentially outstanding wine when tasted from the barrel. In a vintage that produced a number of enormously structured, rich, concentrated wines, Lagrange is another of the blockbuster wines that seems capable of lasting 30-35 years. Black/ruby in color, with a closed but burgeoning bouquet of spicy new oak, black fruits, and flowers, this muscular, full-bodied, tannic wine is packed with fruit and is clearly one of the great long-distance runners from this vintage. I admire how the significant investment made by the Japanese owners in this property has paid off with a thrilling, albeit amazingly backward, wine. The finest Lagrange to date! Anticipated maturity: Now-2025. Last tasted, 1/97.