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 Spectator, 89 points: Beautifully balanced boasting lovely currant mineral and black cherry flavors medium to full body good complexity and well-integrated tannins. Should improve with age; try in 1999. -JS
jamessuckling.com, 96 points: This is very tight and powerful with sliced pear and apple character. Some meringue pie too. Full-bodied, firm and persistent. Very tight. Gorgeous. Drink or hold.
Wine Enthusiast, 94 points: After initial tastings suggested there was too much tannin, the wine has undergone a welcome transformation. It has become powerful and ripe, deliciously sumptuous, allying the tannins with densely ripe, sweet black...
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...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 89 points: ...exhibits a deep ruby/purple color and a powerful nose of licorice black currants and spicy new oak. There is sweet fruit on the attack and medium body but the firm tannin gives the wine grip and delineation as well as...
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