Château La Lagune - Grand Cru

91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
86 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
86 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
Château La Lagune - Grand Cru - 2016 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château La Lagune - Grand Cru

91 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
86 points - The Wine Advocate
90 points - The Wine Advocate
89 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
88 points - The Wine Advocate
86 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
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Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 la Lagune opens with a an earthy, Band-Aid and menthol-laced nose with a core of crème de cassis, plum preserves and Provence herbs plus a waft of tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, with a pleasant earth-laced palate, it has appealing layers and harmony, if it tails off just a little rustic.
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 la Lagune opens with a an earthy, Band-Aid and menthol-laced nose with a core of crème de cassis, plum preserves and Provence herbs plus a waft of tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy, with a pleasant earth-laced palate, it has appealing layers and harmony, if it tails off just a little rustic.
Deep garnet in colour, the 2010 la Lagune springs from the glass with scents of baked plums, boysenberries, and dried mulberries plus touches of underbrush, damp soil and a medicinal waft. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a good amount of savoury, muscular fruit with chewy tannins and an invigorating finish.
The 2016 la Lagune has a medium garnet-purple colour and nose of intense cassis, warm cherries, redcurrants and spice box with earth and bay leaves in the undercurrent. The medium-bodied, earth-laced palate is plush and lively, finishing long.
The 2014 La Lagune is a wine that showed extremely well when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle, it has a very well defined, quite intense bouquet with blackberry, cedar and pencil box aromas—classic in style, demonstrating impressive breeding. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, bright and vivacious black fruit laced with graphite, fine mineralité and it fans out wonderfully on the Pauillac-like finish. You know, I suspect this might even surpass the 2015 La Lagune... let's see. This is excellent.
The 2013 La Lagune has a slightly reserved, foursquare, masculine nose with plenty of tobacco scents infusing the black fruit, though like many 2013s it just lacks the sense of energy and attendant excitement. The palate is medium-bodied with rather tough tannin, rigid in the mouth with a touch of Japanese nori towards what is otherwise a conservative, graphite finish. It is by no means a bad La Lagune. It's just unlikely to be your wine of the year.
This property has been making excellent wines under the administration of Caroline Frey, and 2012 continues their recent success. With a deep ruby/purple color, notes of new saddle leather, graphite, blackcurrants and black cherries, a supple texture, medium to full body and beautiful purity, this is an outstanding 2012 to drink over the next 20 years. In general, the blend tends to be approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance 25% Merlot followed by 15% Petit Verdot.
This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot possesses some elevated tannin, but also an impressively saturated dark ruby/plum color, notes of vanillin, black currants and forest floor, and a medium-bodied, well-endowed personality. Cellar it for several more years and enjoy it over the following 10-15 years. It will not make anyone forget La Lagune’s 2009 or 2010, but it is a solid effort for the vintage.
A final blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot from the Frey family, the 2005 is a gorgeous La Lagune, and one of the first great ones under the Frey administration. This wine has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful nose of sandalwood, black raspberries, and cassis, silky sweet tannin, medium to full body, and a textured, long, pure mouthfeel and finish. This wine is probably 3-4 years away from prime-time drinking, but it should evolve gorgeously for another 20-25 years.
A soft, easygoing wine, the 2003 La Lagune displays lots of balsam wood, black cherry and earthy notes. Dark ruby-colored with a pink rim, it is a lively, fresh Haut-Medoc with some acidity in the background. The tannins are totally resolved and the wine is medium-bodied. Drink it over the next 5-8 years.

Château La Lagune - Grand Cru is a wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning of wine connoisseurs. This wine is produced by the esteemed Château La Lagune winery, which has a long and storied history of producing some of the finest wines in the world.

The taste profile of Château La Lagune - Grand Cru is truly exceptional. It is a full-bodied wine that is rich and complex, with notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, and dark chocolate. The tannins are firm and well-structured, providing a long and satisfying finish. This wine is best enjoyed with a hearty meal, such as a steak or roast beef, as it pairs perfectly with the bold flavors of these dishes.

The history of Château La Lagune is fascinating and adds to the allure of this exceptional wine. The winery was founded in the 18th century and has been producing wine ever since. Over the years, the winery has been owned by several different families, each of whom has contributed to the winery's success and reputation for producing exceptional wines.

Today, Château La Lagune is owned by the Frey family, who have continued the winery's tradition of producing exceptional wines. The winery is located in the heart of the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux, which is known for producing some of the finest wines in the world.

If you are looking for a wine that is sure to impress, Château La Lagune - Grand Cru is an excellent choice. Whether you are enjoying it with a meal or sipping it on its own, this wine is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So why not treat yourself to a bottle today and experience the magic of Château La Lagune for yourself?

The 2000 La Lagune has a ripe brambly red fruit, raspberry preserve and rose petal scented bouquet that is attractive, if not the most complex 2000 Claret you will find. The palate is medium bodied with dry, slightly disjointed tannins and a rather hollow finish that lacks substance and length. You are left feeling short-changed by this very average La Lagune.
The 1990 La Lagune is a brilliant effort that outperforms in this vintage. Offering up a rich bouquet of blackberries, vine smoke, loamy soil, and black truffle, mingled with subtle hints of cigar box, it's medium-bodied, ample, and enveloping, with melting tannins, ripe acids and a long, expansive finish. This is an especially velvety, sensuous wine that's at its peak today but in no danger of imminent decline.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Haut-Médoc
Producer:
Chateau La Lagune
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Verdejo
Pairing Sugesstions:
Beef, Venison, Lamb
Style:
Grand Cru

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Haut-Médoc is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The region is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, and Haut-Médoc is no exception. The appellation covers a total area of 4,500 hectares, and is home to some of the most prestigious châteaux in Bordeaux.

The history of Haut-Médoc dates back to the 17th century, when Dutch merchants drained the marshy land and planted vineyards. The region was officially recognized as an appellation in 1936, and has since become synonymous with high-quality Bordeaux wines.

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