2021 - 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
2027 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2021 CH LA LAGUNE 3ÈME CRU HAUT-MÉDOC - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château La Lagune
Region
Haut-Médoc
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2027 - 2038
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £162.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2021 La Lagune was picked from September 23 until October 12, from a biodynamically run vineyard due for certification in 2023, and matured in 50% new oak. It suffered a little frost damage at the beginning of the season but very little mildew. The Cabernet was deleafed and yields controlled (30hL/ha) in order to achieve ripeness. This has plenty of brambly red berry fruit on the nose, along with wild strawberry and tayberry; sous-bois and freshly rolled tobacco scents unfold with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly austere opening, modest depth, noticeable acidity and peppery red fruit toward the finish, which leaves a residual bitterness on the aftertaste. Maybe a little rustic after preceding vintages, this will just need to fill out during élevage. Drink 2026 - 2045

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    A pretty middle-weight, the 2021 La Lagune offers up inviting aromas of sweet berries and plums mingled with hints of licorice, 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.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    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. Drink 2024-2041

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2022,
    Score: 90-92

    At 12.5%, this offers excellent appeal for those seeking more restrained levels of alcohol. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Petit Verdot, this fine property at the edge of the Margaux appellation balances attractive ripe fruit with a lively, crunchy freshness. The tannins sit unobtrusively in the background. This will give much pleasure.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, April 2022,
    Score: 91

    Love the beatiful sappy blue fruit that runs through the glass here, and there is character and depth through the palate. Silful 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 and brings things to a finish a little abruptly. 30hl/h yield. Tasted twice.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
    Score: 18

    I tasted 2021 La Lagune alongside the 2019 and 2020 vintages, and it is clear that 2021 is a worthy team member in this pack. While the 2019 shows discreet power and 2020 parades alluring glossiness, 2021 leads with its refined perfume and incredibly refreshing and shiny (but not glossy), silky (but not velvety) fruit. Every element in this wine is refined, and the elusive, green, floral hints (see my note on Château Margaux) that I prize so much in 2021 are also present in this fabulous wine. The 10% addition of Petit Verdot does a superb job of linking the distinguished Cabernet to the textural Merlot making this an exquisite wine with more restraint and composure than many. When I think of La Lagune, I think of balance and calm, and in 2021 these ingredients are augmented with magnificent Cabernet resonance, making it a compelling creation.

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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.