Chateau La Lagune Haut Medoc 2009
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Wine AdvocateIt is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over the last decade or more. It boasts a dense purple color as well as a beautiful perfume of blueberries, mulberries, cassis, white chocolate and subtle toasty oak. Notes of Chinese black tea, cedarwood and forest floor also make an appearance in the singular aromatic and flavor profiles. This sumptuous, full-bodied La Lagune possesses low acidity, abundant but ripe, sweet tannin and a long, 45-second finish. Give this beauty 5-7 years of bottle age and drink it over the following three decades.
Wine SpectatorFloral and precise fruit, with blackberry-skin character and mineral undertones. Full-bodied, with superfine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Long and tight. Racy. Lovely texture. 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 percent Merlot and 15 percent Petit Verdot. This property is really on a roll now, delivering racy and structured reds; it gives much more freshness and character to the wine. Barrel tasting.
Wine JournalTasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The 2009 La Lagune is composed and very -natural- on the nose: blackberry leaf, cedar and a touch of tobacco with well integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy mouthfeel, but underneath there is a fine lattice of tannins with a delicate touch of spice on the harmonious finish. This is a very fine La Lagune.