2016 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 2024 - 2034
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2016 - 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 2024 - 2034
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £536.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £44.70 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £415.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 88-90

    A warm rich style of wine, with hints of Christmas pudding fruits. Lots of intensity, balancing sweetness of fruit with succulence. The telling freshness of the vintage provides lift and personality at the end. DR

  • Neal Martin, January 2019, Score: 93

    The 2016 La Lagune has a classic tobacco and cedar bouquet with fine delineation and nicely integrated oak. The medium-bodied palate offers gentle grip on the entry and plenty of tarry black fruit. A touch of mint emerges toward the linear but impressively focused finish. I like the vivacity and penetration here. This should drink well over the next two decades. 2021 - 2045

  • Neal Martin, April 2017, Score: 93-95

    At least for this writer, the 2016 La Lagune is a return to form after their 2015 did not light my fire last en primeur. Lucid purple/black in color, it has a very intense bouquet with blackberries and sloes, whilst maintaining delineation and focus, almost pastille-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, perhaps just a little brittle on the entry, though it is commensurate with others 2016s that I tasted in barrel. I appreciate the focus and the "correctness" of this La Lagune, notwithstanding the freshness and tension that defines the persistent finish. This is a long-term wine, so do not be afraid to give this four or five years in the cellar. This is an excellent La Lagune, one of the best in recent years. Drink Date 2023 - 2045

  • Decanter, April 2017, Score: 93

    Now certified organic, and converting to biodynamics from this year. It displays a confident weight to the damson fruits that are hugely elegant and well placed. A little closed when tasted on two occasions, and the high Petit Verdot content of this wine is no doubt contributing to its slight austerity at this stage, but it also brings that beautifully welcome whoosh of black fruit spicing. Very good quality, elegant and long-ageing, just a dash below the exceptional 2015.

  • Matthew Jukes, April 2017, Score: 17.5+

    Owner Caroline Frey and her team lost a few plots of vines because of the bad weather early in the season but the results for the rest of the property were incredible. This is a classically framed La Lagune with stunning balance. Nothing is too much or too little in any direction. With a bold nose, featuring some wonderful coffee bean notes followed by deep, evocative mid-palate and a superbly suave finish, this is a grand wine. The overall feel is moreish and gustatory and yet no elements are showy or imposing. This is a very composed and honed La Lagune and it provides us with a marvellous contrast to the rich, all-enveloping 2015.

  • Jancis Robinson, April 2017, Score: 17-

    Dark crimson with a slightly pale rim. Strong balsam notes on the nose - distinctive! Very full and supple. I would guess there was some strict selection here to have such ripeness. Some freshness on the end. A satisfying whole. Quite long. Drink 2026-2042

  • Tim Atkin, May 2017, Score: 92

    La Lagune used to punch well below its classification as a third growth, but is making some lovely wines at the moment. This Cabernet-based blend is chalky, fresh and perfumed with plenty of grip and tannin, toasty oak and the potential to age. 2022-30

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.