2020 Château La Lagune, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

The 2020 La Lagune is an impressive Cru Classé, with beautifully pure fruit, grippy tannins, and a lovely savouriness on the finish. It's a long, classically structured wine, with impressive poise: a lovely bottle of claret.

Critic score
93/100
Pricing
Magnum
En primeur
28 available
£72.56
Case, 3 Magnums
En primeur
9 available
£217.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2043
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • Classification
    Cru Classé (Medoc & Sauternes)
2020 Château La Lagune, Cru Classé Haut-Médoc

TASTING NOTES

A firm, polished red with tight, focused tannins that flow across the palate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with good length and a gorgeous finish. From organically grown grapes.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
93—94/100

This comes in strong with both grip and attitude. Some austerity that shows through in the abundant tannic frame, but there is a juiciness that runs through the palate, a sense that it is light on its feet. Liquorice, black chocolate and a spiced tomato leaf adds layers, but things close down on the finish. This is certified organic and in biodynamic conversion. A yield of 30hl/ha.

Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)
93/100

The 2020 La Lagune offers intense Cabernet scents on the nose, the black fruit, tobacco, humidor and light cedar scents bursting from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that frame the crisp black fruit. This is a classic Médoc with just the right amount of structure and dryness, partnered with assiduous sapidity that gets the saliva flowing. It should gain a little flesh during its élevage. You might call this "proper Claret."

Neal Martin, vinous.com (May 2021)
(91—93)/100

Very dark with purplish rim. Pure left-bank Cabernet aroma that is both intensely cassis but also with a layer of cedar and a hint of stone-dust minerality. A freshness to the aroma without obvious herbaceousness. Super-fine tannins. Pure and fresh on the palate, a hint of dark chocolate and already showing real elegance in the finesse of the dry almost sinewy tannin texture. Lovely young wine without extremes.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2021)
16.5/20

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