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 Vinous.com describes it as “..deep and beautifully layered in the glass, with striking layers of nuance…the 2021 is a knock-out.”
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|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" jancisrobinson.com (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, Vinous.com------"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" janeanson.com------"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, RobertParker.com------"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, Vinous.com