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La Lagune 2019

SubregionHaut Medoc
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

A popular classed growth of 90 hectares, situated south of Margaux near Cantemerle. The new owners have invested a great deal of money here in recent years and have also bought Paul Jaboulet Ainé in Hermitage. The vineyard is planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. There was no 2018 made here due to severe mildew impact, but it is back in 2019.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019La LaguneBT10 \ 0 120320.001292/94 NM12035.55555466666794.0092.00Lagune0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 La Lagune has a finely chiseled bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit, touches of damp clay, undergrowth and cedar developing with time. These aromatics are very nuanced and deserve time, not impactful but intellectual. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannins. Very linear and correct in style, it feels fresh and sapid, though I would have liked more flair to show through on the saline finish. Still, I like the grip and I suspect it will give 25-30 years drinking pleasure. 2025 - 2050

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 La Lagune bursts from the glass with vivacious notes of crushed black and red currants, boysenberries and wild blueberries plus nuances of wild thyme, woodsmoke, cinnamon toast and pencil lead with a touch of crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate is tightly wound, offering loads of very finely stacked black fruit, baking spice and mineral layers with a solid frame of ripe, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long with lots of savory sparks. Shimmering with energy, this 2019 La Lagune is a real head-turner! 2025 - 2047

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (July Week ), July 2020

Plenty of chocolate, tobacco and blackcurrant character on the nose. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins that are polished and present. Long and intense. This is rather tight and mouth-puckering. Give it time to soften. Very structured. From organically grown grapes. Better after 2025.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, December 2021

This shows very good concentration of ripe fruit in the center palate with medium body, ripe tannins and a wet-earth, berry and bark aftertaste. Lots of tannins and structure at the end. Solid. From organically grown grapes.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, June 2020

The 2019 La Lagune is superb. Medium in body, yet beautifully resonant, the 2019 is understated at first, but opens up with a bit of time in the glass. Dark red cherry, red plum, licorice, mint, blood orange and dried flowers add striking layers of nuance. The 2019 is a gorgeous La Lagune. I loved it.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020
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65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.
Black core and deep rim. The first of this line-up that has a suggestion of fruit sweetness as well as that dark cassis aroma. This has got both firm structure but also the depth of fruit to fill it out. Beautifully elegant and dry tannins. Fresh, refined and long. (JH) 14.5%
Drink 2028 – 2040

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2021

Deep ruby colour. Tightly wound on the nose, this needs a little air to reveal layers of plump black fruit. The palate has real crunch, with pithy tannins propping up cool blackcurrant and fresh cedar tones. This bright, compact and finely balanced Lagune will suit those who favour elegance over power. Cedary and long on the finish.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, November 2021

Tight but finely-layered tannins, black truffle and cedar spice on the nose, this has bright blueberry and bilberry fruits. Enjoyable, defly put together. 40hl/h yield. Organic certified, in conversion to biodynamics.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, January 2022
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