2005 - Ch La Lagune 3ème Cru Haut-Médoc
Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Lagune
Region
Haut-Médoc
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2016 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
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2005 CH LA LAGUNE 3ÈME CRU HAUT-MÉDOC - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Lagune
Region
Haut-Médoc
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2016 - 2035
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,052.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2006,
    Score: 90-92

    Very terroir driven, the 2005 La Lagune is reticent on the nose but concentrated and powerful on the palate. Rich but not cloying, it offers notes of bramble fruit, cherry and fresh almonds that linger on the palate. Drink 2010 - 2020+.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2018,
    Score: 92

    The 2005 La Lagune has an attractive bouquet with plenty of blackberry, raspberry, minerals and dried flowers, the oak neatly integrated. This blossoms nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine but firm tannin, just a little chewiness on the front end but considerable weight and concentration at the back. Like many 2005s there is a solid backbone to this wine, to wit, a La Lagune built for long-term ageing. There is firm grip on the finish and as such it needs another two or three years in bottle. Tasted at the La Lagune vertical at the château.

  • RP3

    Robert Parker, June 2015,
    Score: 94

    A final blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot from the Frey family, the 2005 is a gorgeous La Lagune, and one of the first great ones under the Frey administration. This wine has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful nose of sandalwood, black raspberries, and cassis, silky sweet tannin, medium to full body, and a textured, long, pure mouthfeel and finish. This wine is probably 3-4 years away from prime-time drinking, but it should evolve gorgeously for another 20-25 years.

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 95

    This is the finest wine made at this estate since 1982, and possibly the greatest La Lagune of all time. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an exquisite bouquet of spice box, incense, sweet unsmoked cigar tobacco, black cherry liqueur, forest floor, and subtle toasty oak. Reminiscent of a Cote de Nuits grand cru blended with a top-notch Bordeaux, this beauty possesses silky tannins, a broad, savory, expansive mouthfeel, and intrinsic precision as well as elegance. Moreover, this fabulous wine is a relative bargain for the vintage. Seamless and prodigious! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 92-94

    My tastings this year reconfirmed that 2005 is a reference point vintage for La Lagune. The finest wine they have produced since 1982, it is similar to a hypothetical blend of a grand cru Burgundy and a Bordeaux with its sweet, flowery, black cherry, forest floor, and subtle toasty oak-scented bouquet. It could be a Vosne-Romanee Les Malconsorts from a top producer ... it's that good. Richand layered, with silky tannin, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, and an elegant style, it should hit its prime in 5-7 years, and keep for 25 or more. Drink 2012-2032

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Until now, my reference vintage for La Lagune has been 1982, with the 1990 running a close second. However, the 2005 has the potential to be the finest La Lagune I have ever tasted. Dense ruby/purple-colored with sweet, briery, mountain berry notes interwoven with flowers, cherries, pain grille, and spice, it is intense yet elegant with tremendous purity and precision. While always somewhat Burgundian in style, the 2005 possesses more muscle and power than usual. It should be drinkable in 3-4 years, and last for 25 or more. It is a brilliant effort from this chateau. Drink: 2009 - 2031.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2006,
    Score: 16.5

    Healthy, moderately deep crimson. Full, ripe, foxgloves aroma. Meaty and sweet - certainly very ripe. Extremely bumptious and charming. This wine is wagging its tail! Not for the very long term perhaps but wonderfully bright and zappy. Drink 2010-18.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2006,
    Score: 89-91

    Very pretty aromas of crushed raspberries, currants and minerals. Medium-bodied, with a lovely, silky tannin texture and a medium finish. Best La Lagune in a long time. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, Feb 2017,
    Score: 15/20

    Tasted blind. Towards brettiness on the nose. Thick and bloody. No subtlety! Jancis Robinson Score 15/20 Drink Dates : 2015-2022

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Producer

Château La Lagune

One of the most popular wines during these campaigns - due to its excellent value. Unlike itsclassified companions, La Lagune is the only third growth that is not from a communal appellation.Comprised of very light sandy-gravelly soils, many believe its wines are similar to those of Pomerol or Graves.

Region

Haut-Médoc

The Haut-Médoc is an appellation within the Médoc that stretches along the left bank of the Gironde from Blanquefort in the south to the north of Bordeaux. The region encompasses the more famous communes of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux. Following the 1855 classification many of its most famous estates were classified and scored as first, second, third, fourth or fifth growths. This was based on their social and commercial positions at the time. Most of these classed growths use the village appellation name, such as Pauillac. However five of these classed growths fell outside a village appellation so take the name Haut-Médoc. Many of the vineyards which are classified as Haut-Médoc may actually also be referred to as Cru Bourgeois wines. These wines have lower permitted yields and so offer great value for money.