2019 Château La Lagune, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

The 2019 La Lagune looks like one of the best purchases of the campaign so far. No 2018 was produced, due to mildew and hail, with virtually no 2017 due to frost, and this is an impressive return from the Frey family. Stunning tannins and loads of intense fruit, and a finish that lasts for minutes.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£32.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£196.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2044
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2019 Château La Lagune, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

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. 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.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (June 2020)
(92—94)/100

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