Bruce Anderson

Proof that the Japanese know how to make great Bordeaux

In praise of Château Lagrange, owned since 1983 by Suntory

Château Lagrange, a St Julien third growth, has the largest acreage of any Bordeaux classed growth. For much of the 20th century, this was its sole claim to distinction. Under family management, it consistently failed to justify its ranking. Then the Japanese arrived.

In 1983, Suntory bought Lagrange for £4 million.

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