Château Lagrange is a sizable estate even by Médoc standards, with close to 120 uninterrupted hectares of vines spread across the Saint-Julien appellation. The Japanese-owned Suntory firm purchased the property in 1983, with major investments made in both the vineyards and the winery, the group brought Lagrange’s quality to new heights. For many years the château was in the hands of Marcel Ducasse and Kenji Suzuta, today however, a new tandem, Matthieu Bordes and Keiichi Shiina have taken the reins. Perpetuating Lagrange’s pursuit of excellence, the duo now crafts rich and concentrated wines with well-rounded tannins that inevitably defend their 3ème Grand Cru Classé status. Eco-friendly farming methods and handpicked harvesting are paired with state-of-the-art vinification facilities, which include temperature-controlled stainless steel vats, new French oak barriques, and traditional fining techniques. The resulting wine is a highly extracted, tightly knit oaked blend made with endearing finesse and freshness that aids to its approachable style. The Grand Vin Lagrange is a model Saint-Julien, its signature style even for leading Bordeaux properties is difficult to emulate.