Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château La Lagune, HAUT-MÉDOC 3ème Grand Cru Classé
$64.40 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Third Growth - 90 hectares, situated south of Margaux near Cantemerle. The property was certified organic in 2016 and is currently working towards biodynamic certification.
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 Antonio Galloni.
Dark and rich nose, full of hedgerow fruits and subtle perfumed aromas - so captivating. Beautifully layered palate - soft, gentle and delicate with ripe blackcurrants, black cherries and plums to the fore, while fine tannins give support to the overall frame. It's certainly on the more delicate side, but this has such vivacious energy and will be lovely to enjoy soon. Also shows a lick of slate and liquorice at the end giving texture and an added flavour dimension, suggesting there is more to this than its initial easy-drinking character. A stellar effort this year. 92 Georgina Hindle, Decanter Magazine.
A pretty middle-weight, the 2021 La Lagune offers up inviting aromas of sweet berries and plums mingled with hints of liquorice, 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 William Kelley.
Love the beautiful sappy blue fruit that runs through the glass here, and there is character and depth through the palate. Skilful 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. 91 Jane Anson