1989 Lagune, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WA 90
  • WS 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1998
I have always enjoyed the 1989 La Lagune. At first I thought it was marginally superior to the 1990 but they are essentially equivalent in quality although the 1989 possesses less fat and a more ruggedly tannic structure... I have always enjoyed the 1989 La Lagune. At first I thought it was marginally superior to the 1990 but they are essentially equivalent in quality although the 1989 possesses less fat and a more ruggedly tannic structure. The color is a healthy dark ruby and the wine offers up a smoky sweet vanillin jammy berry-scented nose with aromas of weedy tobacco. The wine is medium-bodied with excellent purity and richness and gobs of red and black currant fruit nicely dosed with new oak. The wine's grip is more noticeable than in the 1990 and the finish more attenuated but still impressively long. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1999
An extremely friendly '89. Good dark-ruby color. Seductive aromas of berries flowers and vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety tannins and a berry coconut and milk chocolate aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal... An extremely friendly '89. Good dark-ruby color. Seductive aromas of berries flowers and vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied with velvety tannins and a berry coconut and milk chocolate aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2003. -JS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Haut Medoc
Vintage 1989

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.