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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

Deep and Purple

ending

Long, Flavorful and Spicy

flavors

Blackcurrant, New-oak and Spice

nose

Complex, Ripe, Closed and Youthful

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Firm, Ripe, Fruity and Drying tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Fine

Written Notes

Deep colour, Fragrant dark cherry, aniseed, blackberry aromas with hints of dark chocolate, sage and espresso oak. Inky rich with vibrant blackberry, dark cherry fruits, fine grainy chalky textures and long chocolaty firm plume at the finish. Beautifully made wine with lovely tannin density and oak balance. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points                   

  • 96p

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, opening up well displaying a rather aromatic character, dark berries, mild spices and toasting aroma. On the palate pleasant start, sweet fruit, balanced tannins, rather discreet mid palate but good length. 93

  • 93p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is purple and deep. On the nose it is intense, youthful, complex, ripe and closed. The taste is toasty, refined, ripe, firm, fruity, with drying tannins, silky tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with balanced structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, spice and new-oak flavours. The finish is long, flavorful and spicy. This wine is sophisticated and fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years.
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  • 89p

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Origin

Haut Medoc, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Chateau La Lagune 2016  ( Château La Lagune )

Deep colour, Fragrant dark cherry, aniseed, blackberry aromas with hints of dark chocolate, sage and espresso oak. Inky rich with vibrant blackberry, dark cherry fruits, fine grainy chalky textures and long chocolaty firm plume at the finish. Beautifully made wine with lovely tannin density and oak balance. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 96 points                   

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Chateau La Lagune 2016  ( Château La Lagune )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Initially slightly closed, opening up well displaying a rather aromatic character, dark berries, mild spices and toasting aroma. On the palate pleasant start, sweet fruit, balanced tannins, rather discreet mid palate but good length. 93

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