TheWineCellarInsider.com, 94 points: (JL92-94 points) Black raspberry, earth and floral scents are the start to this medium/full-bodied, fresh, crisp, aromatic wine. The tannins are ripe, leaving you with the sensation of crunchy cassis in the long finish...
View From The Cellar, 93 points: I was not travelling to Bordeaux back when the 1996s were first displayed, and my
primary business at this time in the wine trade was not young claret, so I do not have anywhere
near as much tasting experience with the...
Wine Enthusiast, 93 points: Barrel sample. A big firm and hard wine with solid fruits layers of dry tannin and great power. There's an intensity to this wine with acidity adding to the complexity and structure. - R.V.
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: (94-95) A rich and layered young Bordeaux with a solid center palate of ripe fruit and coated with ripe and polished tannins. Tightly wound ball now. Pretty texture and length to this.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points: One of the most beautiful wines of the vintage the dark ruby/purple-colored La Lagune exhibits sweet cassis camphor truffle and white chocolate notes presented in a dense medium to full-bodied silky textured personality...
TheWineCellarInsider.com, 94 points: 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...
Vinous, 91 points: Good bright red-ruby. Sexy, pure aromas of dark cherry, rose and violet. Juicy, delicate and penetrating, with pinot-like weight and sappiness. Displays a captivating sweetness without any loss of energy. Finishes long...
jamessuckling.com, 94 points: Dark-berry and currant aromas with hints of spice. Medium body, firm and chewy tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Shows focus and seriousness for the appellation, as is usual from this producer. Better after 2022.
jamessuckling.com, 95 points: (94-95 points) There is fantastic purity of black fruit with blackberries and ripe raspberries. Floral and bright. Full-bodied, compact palate with super polished tannins. Really fantastic.
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