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Château La Lagune

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2017 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 92

An attractive garnet hue, this medium-bodied wine kicks off with the aromatics of roses, licorice, earth, espresso and crème de cassis. Freshness is first, followed by q sweet, berry-filled finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. The harvest took place September 12 through September 30. This estate was lucky, only 5% of their vineyards were damaged due to the frost.

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2016 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 93

Medium-bodied, elegant and with a showy nose of thyme, mint, flowers, forest and red pit fruits, the wine is focused on its finesse and freshness, with a soft, silky, sweet red berry finish. Give this 7-8 years and it will be a beauty. This is the first vintage for La Lagune where they were certified as 100% organic.

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Floral and fresh, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant and offers a blend of cherry blossom, thyme, and black raspberries. This is about finesse and freshness with a soft, silky finish. This is the first vintage for La Lagune where they have been certified as 100% organic.

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Cherry blossom, thyme, menthol and black raspberry notes create the bouquet. Finesse in style with soft lush tannins, round, dark cherry fruits and a spicy, silky, red berry finish with just the perfect amount of dark chocolate in the end note to add some fatness and complexity. Produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.6 and is aging in 50% new French oak barrels for 14 months before bottling. The harvest ran from September 6 to October 17. This is the first vintage from La Lagune that was certified organic.

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Cherry blossom, thyme, menthol and black raspberry notes create the bouquet. Finesse in style with soft lush tannins, round, dark cherry fruits and a spicy, silky, red berry finish with just the perfect amount of dark chocolate in the end note to add some fatness and complexity. Produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.6 and is aging in 50% new French oak barrels for 14 months before bottling. The harvest ran from September 6 to October 17. This is the first vintage from La Lagune that was certified organic. 93-95 Pts

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2015 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 94

It might be the tobacco, licorice, wet earth, flowers and ripe red fruits that you notice first. But it is the elegant textures, sweet, pure, refined fruits and the silky tannins that will stick with you the longest.

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A solid wine, with freshness, silky textures and ample floral and sweet, earthy red fruits that combies into a wine with an elegant persona.

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Rich in color, spring flowers, ripe black cherries, forest, thyme and cocoa give birth to the aromatics. Sweet, fresh, pure and silky on the palate, with sensuous textures and loads of ripe, juicy, chocolate covered plums, you’ll find black raspberries in the finish. Produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. The wine will be aged in 50% new, French oak barrels for 14 months before bottling. The harvest ran from September 15 through October 7. 92 - 94 Pts

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2014 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Flowers, black cherry, chocolate mint and hints of vanilla create the aromatics. The wine is sweet, round and ripe with dusty tannins, fresh berries and cocoa in the round, elegant finish. Produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.5% alcohol. 90-92 Pts

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2013 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 88

The only wine produced in the history of the estate that was made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is light, forward and shows herbal qualities with light, fresh, bright red fruits in its character. Drink this forward wine on the young side as it does not have the stuffing to last.

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Very light, yet more elegant that lean, the mixed red fruits and floral notes are fresh, soft and easy to enjoy.

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The only vintage from the estate produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon offers espresso bean, tobacco, cassis and cedar, the wine is medium bodied, soft, forward, with a fresh, crisp, red berry finish.

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2012 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Produced using a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvingnon, 26% Merlot and 18% Petit Verdot, the wine displays a fresh, black raspberry, spicy, olive tapanade character. There is freshness and crisp, peppery, spicy, fresh red berries coupled with thyme and pepper in the tannic finish. Give it another 5-7 more years to develop. This could have the highest concentration of Petit Verdot in the blend for the estate and 18%.

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Fresh, soft, silky, dark red fruits, supple textures and an open, polished finish that will offer pleasure young.

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Medium bodied, with earthy, red cherries and strawberry accents, elegant in style, this will drink well on release. 88-90 Pts

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2011 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 89

The wine was made from a blending of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. The wine is already showing well with its medium bodied, light, red fruit, herb and spicy character. But the finish is short here. Drink this on the young side.

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From a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine is medium bodied, focusing on elegant, soft, delicate dark red berries, floral, cherry, coffee bean and earthy notes. Enjoy this wine in its youth, for its clean cherry and floral personalty.

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2010 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 94

Obviously young and holding back more than it’s capable of offering, with effort, the floral, earthy, spicy red fruits begin to emerge. The tannins are present, but ripe, soft and delivering the correct amount of backbone for aging. Fresh, pure, deep, dark, silky, rich red fruits line the finish. Given another 5 years in the bottle, this could be as good, or even better than the sublime 2005! The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a healthy does of 10% Petit Verdot.

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Starting to close down, notes of espresso, smoke earth, tobacco, floral, fresh, herbs and earth create the complex aromas. The wine opens to silky fruits with layers of lush, sensuous, ripe black and red berries. Polished and refined, this should develop into one of the best wines from La Lagune.

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Medium/full bodied, soft and supple in nature, the wine is filled with ripe, round, polished, sweet black cherries, earth, espresso, flowers, spice and hints of fennel. This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a healthy does of 10% Petit Verdot should develop well.

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2009 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 94

Menthol, leaf, spice, licorice and red pit fruit aromatics are already discernible in the nose. The medium bodied wine has turned the corner. Close to its prime time drinking window, the silky, perfectly ripe red fruits with their sweetness, purity and refinement are really starting to show their strengths.

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The first thing you notice might be the abundance of fresh floral notes, but that is only the beginning. The spice, smoke, licorice, tobacco leaf, black cherry and plum scents take it even further. Silky, lush, fresh and sensuous in texture, this medium bodied, elegant, polished wine can be enjoyed in its youth. But I’d wait another 5-7 years as this promises to be even better. This is the most hedonistic vintage ever produced at La Lagune. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot.

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Espresso bean, flowers, sweet, ripe cherries, fennel and plum notes open to a sensuous, silky, refined wine of distinction with length, fresh fruits and a long, sweet finish.

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Lush, silky, round and smooth on the palate, the wine offers ample truffle, earth, cassis, 5 spice and perfectly ripe blackberries. The wine ends with a fresh, plum liqueur finish.

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From an assemblage of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot, this sweet, sexy, silky, lush wine delivers floral, spice fresh plum, vanilla, earth with blackberry aromas. Rich, sensuous and pure, the wine is at the level of quality produced in 2005 as well as 1982. This attention grabbing wine is one of the better values from the Left Bank this year.

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2008 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 90

Firm style of wine for La Lagune, with an olive tapenade edge to all the crisp red fruits, if you dig a bit deeper, you find hints of lowers and cherry notes, but you have to look for them. A few more years of cellaring could add more complexities and softness to the wine. This was produced from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot.

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Soft, silky textures, with a coffee bean, licorice, black raspberry, earthy, floral character and good depth of flavor. Give it a few years to develop even further.

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2007 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Fully mature, there is ripe, kirsch, floral, earth, tobacco and plum notes in the perfume,. But as you might expect, the wine is lighter in style and is clearly meant for consumption over the next 5-7 years or so, to allow you to get the most from its elegant, red berry charm.

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Light in style, fully open, dominated by sweet and tart red berries and feminine textures, this is ready to drink for its spicy, red cherry personality today. I'd opt for drinking this over the next few years.

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2006 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Medium bodied, fresh, elegant, sweet, red berries, fresh picked flowers and a polished texure shows this wine is close to ready for prime time drinking. The wine ends with a sweet, fresh, elegant, cherry finish. This is one of the few 2006 wines that is already drinking well. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

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Already showing some age in the color, the wine is medium bodied, soft, earthy and fresh, with loads of sweet, cherries and hints of spice in the finish. This elegant charmer is showing quite well today.

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Spice, wet earth, licorice, black cherry and plum notes on the nose. The wine is fresh, tannic and a little dry in the mouth at this point. Give this a couple of years and it should be even better.

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Black and red fruit are found in abundance along with fresh herbs, smoke, spice and ripe black raspberries. Medium bodied and elegant in style, this is already starting to drink well.

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2005 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 94

Tobacco, cedar, black raspberry, licorice and smoke, the wine is a medium/full bodied, silky, fresh, vibrant, lively, wine of finesse, lushness and elegance. The wine was made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvginon, 35% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. I have been following this beauty since it was initially produced and this is the best showing yet. Due to its elegant, silky nature, you can drink this today. But I'm willing to bet that another 5 more years of rest will add more depth, complexity and nuances to the wine.

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Cedar wood, tobacco and cassis on the nose. With its soft, fresh, cigar box, black plum and cassis flavors coming to the forefront, you can drink this for pleasure today, or age it for a few more years to gain more tertiary sensations.

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If they were giving out awards for the most elegant wine in the Haut Medoc, La Lagune would step up to the podium and give their acceptance speech. The wine is not about depth of color, tannin or concentration, it's about balance, elegance and a fair price. It reminds me of a Margaux, which it should as it's located next door. With a black raspberry, spice, earth and dark cherry nose, this charming wine opens to soft tannins and round textures. This wine will drink well young, yet it should age for 25-years.

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2004 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 90

The first vintage for the Frey family after purchasing the famed estate is made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvginon, 30% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot. The wine shows some lightening of color at the edge. Notes of spice, olives, cherry, earth and smoke on the nose are available as soon as the wine is popped and poured. The medium bodied, classic, slightly strict vintage for La Lagune is ready to drink, leaving you with a spicy, fresh, crisp, firm red berry and green olive finish.

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Easy to drink, elegant and flowery in character, this soft, fresh, red cherry and tobacco filled wine is ready to drink.

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With a nose of tobacco, earth, licorice, blackberry and truffle, the wine is medium bodied, finesse styled, open and drinking today.

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2003 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Quite charming, with its supple textures, floral, earth, tobacco and cherry filled nose ending with soft, sweet, black raspberries. This is drinking in the sweet spot today.

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Quite charming, evolved and delivering all its charms, tobacco, earth, spice, cassis, plum, coffee bean, smoke and jam notes ope to a medium/full bodied, soft, feminine, wine that is probably close to its peak.

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2001 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Light, fresh, fruity, soft, and fully ready to go, with its sweet, floral and cherry essence. The wine is pleasant, but lacks depth and complexity.

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2000 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Light in color, medium bodied and bright in personality, this lighter, red berry, earthy and tobacco filled wine requires drinking sooner than later.

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1999 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Fully mature, tobacco, earth, cassis, mushroom and spice scents open to a medium bodied, soft textured, light wine, that ends with red berries, olives and herbs.

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1990 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 92

My last bottle from the original case. All 12 were great! Fully mature, with scents of tobacco, flowers, spice, blackberry and cassis, this soft textured wine will not awards for concentration. But it earns kudos for elegance and charm. This should be consumed by 2015 as it will probably start to decline by then.

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1989 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Still going strong, this black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and floral scented wine was a treat to experience. Very elegant in style, medium bodied with ample ripe, black and red fruit in the finish awarded a lot of pleasure at 20 years of age.

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1982 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 85

This seems to be on the downward curve as the fruit was light, bright and tart, with a cranberry edge. Medium bodied, with no tannins left to soften, the remaining red fruits were on the acidic, tart side. If you own bottles, you should drink them sooner than later. This note was from a magnum.

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Fully mature, medium bodied with flowers, cherry, truffle, tobacco, spice and earth on the nose. Elegant and refined,with a soft, pure, spicy, red berry finish, there is no reason to hold this any longer.

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The wine offered scents and flavors of red fruits with a nice little spicy note. This was a good wine, easy to like and easy to understand. But a bit on the light side.

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1926 Château La Lagune  (Haut-Médoc) 75

Holding on to life with a very, thin thread, there was a bit of sweetness left in the light, bright, cherry fruit in the nose and mouth. More earth, tobacco and cigar box, that berry, this requires consumption yesterday. Still, it was a treat to taste something this old.

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