“...this is seriously good quality...”
94 POINTS - JANE ANSON, DECANTER
In what is turning out to be the busiest day of the campaign so far, we wanted to offer a serious value option from Third Growth, Chateau La Lagune - the highest ranked Haut-Medoc in the 1855 Classification.
Chateau La Lagune has produced a stunning wine in 2019, released at £150 per six bottles in bond, which is the lowest priced En Primeur release from the estate since 2008.
This too often forgotten Third Growth has had a tough time of late. In 2018 they produced no wine at all after their entire crop was wiped out by hail. The previous year volumes were massively affected by the frosts. Yet despite the difficulties, the quality of its terroir is unmistakable when the vintage conditions are right, producing great wines, most notably in 2005, 2010 and 2016. In terms of quality, the 2019 is looking to eclipse all of these, receiving 94 points from Decanter's Jane Anson, she describes how it has captured the energy of the vintage: "Clear energy and tension through the body of the wine without the slightest dip in the mid palate... this is seriously good quality."
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 (June 2001) Score: 94-95/100
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"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."
94-95 POINTS - JAMES SUCKLING