2008 - 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
2015 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
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2008 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
2015 - 2026
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £722.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 93

    One of the most beautiful wines of the vintage, the dark ruby/purple-colored La Lagune exhibits sweet cassis, camphor, truffle and white chocolate notes presented in a dense, medium to full-bodied, silky textured personality. Filled with purity, finesse, elegance and authoritative flavor intensity, this 2008 is already drinkable and should continue to evolve for 15+ years. Drink: 2011 - 2026

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2009,
    Score: 92-94

    Over the next quarter of a century, it will be interesting to see how this 2008 matches up with La Lagune's prodigious 2005, the finest wine they have ever made. The opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2008may be the second greatest wine yet produced here. Displaying sweet kirsch, black currant, cedar, smoke, and graphite aromas as well as an impressive thickness and glycerol richness, and a pure, nuanced character (because of the grapes' long hang-time and the small yields), this remarkableeffort is long, textured, and impeccably well-balanced. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25. Drink: 2011 - 2026

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2009,
    Score: 16

    Very dark and shiny. Fresh, spicy nose. Very sweet start - but a little spindly underneath. No enormous concentration but certainly very winning. Round but a little chewy without great depth of ripe fruit. Perfectly nice but not outstanding. A note of green on the finish. A bit skinny after a deceptively sweet start.

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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.