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2021 Château La Lagune En Primeur

Following on from the successful release of ‘Super-Second’ Château Leoville Las Cases this morning, the first full week of the 2021 campaign finishes with third growth Château La Lagune, from the southernmost part of the Médoc,  out at £315 per dozen bottles, a small reduction on the 2020 last year.

The 2021 is a delicious claret, ripe red and black fruit flavours, lovely freshness with medium-body and a very digestible 12.5% alcohol.  For us it exemplifies what this ‘classic’ vintage is all about.

The critics are very positive;  whilst James Lawther MW writing for Jancis Robinson finds it “pure and precise… with adequate mid-palate fruit and length on the finish. (Bravo!)”, Antonio Galloni at describes it as “..deep and beautifully layered in the glass, with striking layers of nuance…the 2021 is a knock-out.

Offered en primeur landing spring 2024.  Magnums available, other formats on request.

Limited availability.  To order, e-mail us at 

Château La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

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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 2021 Château La Lagune 75cl £315 per case of 12 Château La Lagune
2021 / / 75cl
£315 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Pretty nose with what appears to be a good concentration of fruit. Pure and precise on the palate, the tannins smooth and rounded. Compact and harmonious with adequate mid-palate fruit and length on the finish. Bravo. 16.5 points" (JL)------"The 2021 La Lagune was picked from September 23 until October 12, from a biodynamically run vineyard due for certification in 2023, and matured in 50% new oak. It suffered a little frost damage at the beginning of the season but very little mildew. The Cabernet was deleafed and yields controlled (30hL/ha) in order to achieve ripeness. This has plenty of brambly red berry fruit on the nose, along with wild strawberry and tayberry; sous-bois and freshly rolled tobacco scents unfold with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly austere opening, modest depth, noticeable acidity and peppery red fruit toward the finish, which leaves a residual bitterness on the aftertaste. Maybe a little rustic after preceding vintages, this will just need to fill out during élevage. 89-91 points" Neal Martin,"Love the beatiful sappy blue fruit that runs through the glass here, and there is character and depth through the palate. Silful winemaking with a feeling of precision, and an impressive tannic frame that holds things in place even while the fresh acidities splice through the fruit and brings things to a finish a little abruptly. 30hl/h yield. Tasted twice. 91 points""A pretty middle-weight, the 2021 La Lagune offers up inviting aromas of sweet berries and plums mingled with hints of licorice, loamy soil, raw cocoa and cigar wrapper. Medium-bodied, ample and succulent, it's fleshy and seamless, with an ample core of fruit, bright acids and melting tannins. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, it checks in at a modest 12.5% alcohol. Tasted four times, twice at the château. 90-92 points" William Kelley,"The 2021 La Lagune is a gorgeous, super-expressive wine. The aromatics alone are beguiling. Deep and beautifully layered in the glass, with striking layers of nuance, the 2021 is a knock-out. It should age gracefully for many years to come. 90-92.5 points" Antonio Galloni,

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