This Bordeaux red has reached peak maturity and likely will not improve with further time in the cellar. The tannins are fully resolved and the wine carries flavours of black fruits, mushrooms and damp earth.
Château La Lagune develops a 3rd Grand Cru Classé of Bordeaux whose blend combines the emblematic varieties of Medoc - Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot - and offers, throughout the vintages, wines recognized for their balance, finesse and elegance . In this same spirit of excellence, the property also produces a second wine, called 'Moulin de la Lagune', and since 2004, a third cuvee named 'Mademoiselle L'. Planted on one of the most perfect gravelly hills in the region, the La Lagune vineyard extends over 80 hectares, where winemaker Caroline Frey has been working for many years to establish an environmentally friendly viticulture based on Practices from organic and biodynamic agriculture. It is above all to preserve the terroirs, the soil and the vines, but also the health of the winegrowers who work there. The official transition to organic conversion was initiated in 2013, with certification scheduled for the 2016 harvest. This natural and adapted approach to each plot plays a fundamental role in the quality of the wines. It allows the fruit to draw from the soil all the complexity and finesse of a terroir, to restore them, thanks to a patient and precise vinification and a barrel breeding carried out according to the traditional method.
This wine is a medium/dark ruby-colored offering with a nose of toasty oak, dried herbs, sweet cherries, and spice. This elegant, medium-bodied wine finishes quickly.
Medium-deep red. Sappy aromas of cherry and raspberry liqueur and cedary oak. Shows a sappy quality in the mouth but currently demonstrates only modest ripeness and sweetness of fruit. Tannins are a bit tough.
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