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2020 Château La Lagune En Primeur

2020 Château La Lagune has been released for sale en primeur this afternoon at £324 per dozen bottles in bond.  We found the texture in the cask sample we tasted was exceptional, with velvety tannins to accompany a core of dark black fruit and a lightness of touch, despite really impressive concentration.

Perotti-Brown finds it a wine which "strides confidently out of the glass with bold, fantastically pure black fruit notes of crushed black plums, ripe blackcurrants and juicy blackberries, plus hints of tar (92-94 points)" and Suckling describes it as a "polished red with tight, focused tannins...and a gorgeous finish (93-94 points)". 

Landing in spring 2023.

Limited availability.  To order, e-mail us at sales@richardkihl.ltd.uk 

Château La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

Producer Profile

Château La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

Château La Lagune is a Troisième Grand Cru Classé in the Haut-Médoc.  The terroir centres on a terrace of alluvial gravel parallel bordering the Gironde.  It takes its name from a village was built here in 1525. In the 1580s a tenant farm was built in its place, eventually becoming the large estate seen today.

The château was built between 1730 and 1734.  The Frey family took over in 2000 and the estate is run by Caroline Frey, who also overseas Jaboulet, also owned by the Freys.  Oenologist Isabel Davin has been in charge since 2000, with Michel Rolland consulting.  The 110 hectares are planted to 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot and 10 % Petit Verdot.  There is a second wine, Moulin de la Lagune.

 

RED 2020 Château La Lagune 75cl £324 per case of 12 Château La Lagune
2020 / / 75cl
£324 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Cask sample. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Certified organic and in conversion to biodynamic farming. Very dark with purplish rim. Pure left-bank Cabernet aroma that is both intensely cassis but also with a layer of cedar and a hint of stone-dust minerality. A freshness to the aroma without obvious herbaceousness. Super-fine tannins. Pure and fresh on the palate, a hint of dark chocolate and already showing real elegance in the finesse of the dry almost sinewy tannin texture. Lovely young wine without extremes. Drink 2025 – 2035. 16.5 points.” (JH), Jancisrobinson.com------"The 2020 La Lagune offers intense Cabernet scents on the nose, the black fruit, tobacco, humidor and light cedar scents bursting from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins that frame the crisp black fruit. This is a classic Médoc with just the right amount of structure and dryness, partnered with assiduous sapidity that gets the saliva flowing. It should gain a little flesh during its élevage. You might call this "proper Claret." 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"This comes in strong with both grip and attitude. Some austerity that shows through in the abundant tannic frame, but there is a juiciness that runs through the palate, a sense that it is light on its feet. Liquorice, black chocolate and a spiced tomato leaf adds layers, but things close down on the finish. This is certified organic and in biodynamic conversion. A yield of 30hl/ha. Drinking Window 2028 - 2040. 93 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine------"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 La Lagune strides confidently out of the glass with bold, fantastically pure black fruit notes of crushed black plums, ripe blackcurrants and juicy blackberries, plus hints of tar, dried Provence herbs, star anise and smoked meats, with a hint of black truffles. The medium-bodied palate delivers tightly wound, bright, crunchy black fruits with plenty of freshness and an approachable, grainy texture, finishing long with loads of earthy and herbal sparks. Drink 2026-2042. 92-94 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, RobertParker.com------"A firm, polished red with tight, focused tannins that flow across the palate. It’s medium-to full-bodied with good length and a gorgeous finish. From organically grown grapes. 93-94 points" jamessuckling.com

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