Chateau La Lagune Haut Medoc 2003
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Haut Medoc|
|Brand||Chateau La Lagune|
Thankfully, this wonderful estate, which provided me with many memorable drinking experiences in the 1970s and 1980s, has rebounded from a period of mediocrity. The 2003 and 2004 offerings from La Lagune are the finest back-to-back vintages they have produced in over fifteen years. Kudos to the Frey family, who also purchased the Rhone Valley flagship firm of Paul Jaboulet-Aine in 2005. Their daughter, Caroline Frey, is the oenologist at La Lagune. The sexy, up-front, evolved 2003 La Lagune exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue as well as big nose of cedar, spice box, black cherry jam, licorice, and smoke. Savory, broad, ripe, and low in acidity, it is a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it now or cellar it for 15+ years. It is unquestionably the finest La Lagune since 1982. Bravo!
89-91 A big chunky wine which still has grace and elegance along with the power. This is an excellent performance from a property which is worth watching.
A good wine with berry, herb and cherry character. Medium body, medium tannins and a clean finish. Best after 2007.