1985 Lagune, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JG 93

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John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
The 1985 Château La Lagune is a beautiful bottle of wine that has now reached its apogee of peak drinkability and offers up superb complexity and elegance. The refined bouquet wafts from the glass in a blend of dark... The 1985 Château La Lagune is a beautiful bottle of wine that has now reached its apogee of peak drinkability and offers up superb complexity and elegance. The refined bouquet wafts from the glass in a blend of dark berries, cigar smoke, a complex base of La Lagune’s dark soil tones, a touch of chipotle pepper and a discreet base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, complex and absolutely perfect in its balance, with excellent mid-palate depth, fine focus and grip, fleeting tannins and lovely length on the stylish and classy finish. This is a great, classic vintage for La Lagune that still has decades of life ahead of it.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Haut Medoc
Vintage 1985

Label

La Lagune wines possess elegance and balance, two features which typify the great Bordeaux wines. Freshness, harmony, and a touch of femininity grant La Lagune true personality which is recognized by Bordeaux’s greatest oenologists like Emile Peynaud and Denis Dubourdieu.

The secret of the La Lagune style lies in an exceptional terroir, perfectly mature grapes, careful vinification, and respectful ageing.

Winery

Lagune, La

Chateau La Lagune is a wine estate in Haut Medoc ranked as a 3rd Growth Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century under King Henri IV when Dutch engineers started to plant vines on reclaimed land.

The mansion was constructed in the 18th century by Baron Victor Louis (who designed the Grand Theater in Bordeaux) and the estate remained in the De Seze family for many generations.

During the 1950’s, La Lagune succumbed to the economic crisis brought by the war, and the great frosts of 1956. By the time George Brunette purchased the property in 1958, only a few hectares were still in production. He undertook an extensive renovation program but was later forced to sell the property to the Ducellier family of Champagne Ayala due to heavy financial demands. The property is now owned by the Frey family whose other wine interests include Maison Jaboulet.

The Lagune vineyard is ideally located on one of the most perfect gravel hillocks and is organically farmed. It covers 80 hectares which are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.