2011 Lagune, La Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JS 92
  • NM 91

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JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
I like the raspberry and blueberry character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body with racy tannins and fresh finish. Fine texture to this for the vintage Needs a few years to soften. Try in 2017.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The La Lagune was picked between 5th September with the Merlot and finished with the Cabernet on 28th a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot yields at 31hl/ha. The nose demands patience: reticent... The La Lagune was picked between 5th September with the Merlot and finished with the Cabernet on 28th a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot yields at 31hl/ha. The nose demands patience: reticent at first but opening up nicely with clean pure strawberry and raspberry aromas laced with subtle forest floor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balanced on the entry a little gritty and tarry in the mouth but well defined all the way to the linear quite precise finish. It is a "conservative" La Lagune but is commendable for the vintage. Tasted April 2012.
JJB 90
Roland Hankerson - JJ Buckley, April 2012
60% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 10% petit verdot on 80 hectares of sandy-gravelly soil. Aged for 18 months in 55% new French oak. Dense purple hue the nose is well integrated with coffee and dark fruit aromas. The... 60% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 10% petit verdot on 80 hectares of sandy-gravelly soil. Aged for 18 months in 55% new French oak. Dense purple hue the nose is well integrated with coffee and dark fruit aromas. The palate seems more rustic and chewy than that of recent vintages. Will remain tight for a few years but the ample acidity and tannin should help it improve for an additional 10-15 years. Denis Dubourdieu consults.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Haut Medoc
Vintage 2011

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.