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2022 Château La Lagune En Primeur

2022 Château La Lagune has just been released for sale en primeur at £432 per dozen in bond.  Like Haut-Batailley this is a Fifth Growth and owned by a notable winemaking family, in this case, the Freys.  Caroline Frey also makes the wine at Jaboulet, owned by her family. 

Running La Lagune with oenologist Oenologist Isabel Davin and consultant Michel Rolland, Caroline has recently completed biodynamic certification.  We usually find La Lagune to be open and generous, whilst maintaining its classic Haut-Médoc linear style.  The 2022 is on form and scores as highly as 95-96 points.  The powerful tannic structure means it should age for decades, but we would be tempted to enjoy its attractive supple fruit much sooner.  

Offered en primeur, on allocation.  Landing spring 2025.

Magnums available with £15 ex-VAT bottling surcharge, please enquire for other formats.

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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 2022 Château La Lagune 75cl £432 per case of 12 Château La Lagune
2022 / / 75cl
£432 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"The 2022 La Lagune is a very pretty, understated wine with lovely aromatics and mid-weight structure. In this tasting, La Lagune is a bit disjointed, showing only modest depth and complexity relative to the norm. All that said, the 2022 is a very fine effort for a year with hail issues. Yields were just 25 hectoliters per hectare. Tasted two times. 89-91 points" Antonio Galloni,"One of the best Haut-Médoc out there, the 2022 Château La Lagune reveals a dense purple hue as well as a classic Médoc bouquet of blackcurrants, leafy herbs, fresh earth, and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has a layered, concentrated mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a great finish. A stunning wine, it will have 30 years of longevity if properly stored. 92-94 points""The 2022 La Lagune really takes a while to settle in the glass. It eventually sheds its veneer of oak to reveal attractive blackberry, sous-bois and pencil box aromas, and an exotic element loitering just off-stage. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins that lacquer the mouth. Quite dense and muscular, yet definition and plenty of freshness on the finish. It will require bottle age, but it should evolve into a fine La Lagune. 92-94 points" Neal Martin,"Impressive La Lagune, with depth and reach, manages to deliver intense tannic architecture, with Left Bank power and concentrated cassis and bilberry fruits, with fresher pomegranate, citrus zest, mandarin oil, tobacco, cigar box all adding complexity. Supple tannins also, and plenty of them, with bitter almond notes adding focus on the finish. Ageing potential here, and an impressive vintage for the property. Harvest September 9 to 26. Owner Caroline Frey. 94 points""Reminding me, like the 2019, of a modern-day version of the lovely 1990, the 2022 La Lagune bursts with aromas of dark berries, cassis, licorice and violets. Medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, it's a broad, sensual wine with velvety tannins and a suave, charming profile. With 13.8% alcohol, it remains classically proportioned, with a rather high pH of over 3.8 likely contributing to its open, giving style this year. 93-95 points" William Kelley,"This is long and fresh with a linear feeling to the rich fruit, showing plums, redcurrants and spices, with chocolate and walnuts. Medium to full body. Fine tannins. This is the first year being certified biodynamic by Biodyvin and furthermore, La Lagune is always excellent in hot years. 95-96 points"

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