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    3 556
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Roast Pauillac Lamb

The Story

Château La Lagune is a 3éme Cru Classé property that produces some of the finest wines in the Haut-Médoc AC. La Lagune's history dates back to 1715 when its handsome château was constructed. The vineyards were first planted in 1724. 

La Lagune had hit hard times and fallen into disrepair when Georges Brunet bought it in 1954. He replanted the vineyards and totally renovated the chai. By the time he sold it to the Ayala Champagne firm in 1961, the property had been transformed.

La Lagune is the first property you pass driving out of Bordeaux on the Route de Vins. It is in fact only 15 kilometres from Bordeaux city. There are 72 hectares of vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (10%), and Petit Verdot (10%). The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks and the wine is then aged in oak barriques (70-80% new) for 15-18 months.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Ruby red and Dark

ending

Long, Round and Flavorful

flavors

Blackcurrant, Toasty, Cedar, New-oak, Floral and Tobacco

nose

Intense, Complex, Ripe and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, High tannin, Well-structured, Balanced, Concentrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Firm, Focused, Full and Drying tannins

Verdict

Full-bodied and Impressive

Written Notes

Tasted three times - last time in April 2016. Consistent notes. It had splendid nose of black cherries, fine depth and intensity, strong structure and backbone, great acidity and persistent finish.

  • 93p
A promising wine - ripe and seductively rich dark fruitiness supported by very firm tannins. Drink it after 2018.
  • 89p

Information

Origin

Haut Medoc, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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