Château La Lagune 2009

Bordeaux
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£50.25 per bottle
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Medium-deep color. Tight, subtle cherry bouquet combines with violet, licorice, and alcohol fumes. More impressive on the palate, as this wine seems almost massive compared to others. There’s a lot of depth here and it clearly needs time in the cellar. The style seems modern, with somewhat lower acidity and tannin levels. It’s nicely balanced, with a long, penetrating finish. Showed rather dumb today, but instilled faith that it will evolve into a much better Bordeaux.

Taste & Aroma

Score:91

Medium-deep color. Tight, subtle cherry bouquet combines with violet, licorice, and alcohol fumes. More impressive on the palate, as this wine seems almost massive compared to others. There’s a lot of depth here and it clearly needs time in the cellar. The style seems modern, with somewhat lower acidity and tannin levels. It’s nicely balanced, with a long, penetrating finish. Showed rather dumb today, but instilled faith that it will evolve into a much better Bordeaux.

Robert Parker on Jan 1st, 2013

Producer

Château La Lagune is situated in Bordeaux, in the Haut-Médoc appellation. In the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Château La Lagune was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths). Château La Lagune had a spell of bad luck during the 1950’s as it fell under economic pressure caused by the end of the war, followed by a terrible frost in 1956 that destroyed a large number of vineyards across Bordeaux. A man named George Brunette purchased the derelict château in 1958, at which point it only had 4 hectares of vineyard left. The vineyards were then replanted, however another economic hit not long after in 1961, meaning that George Brunette had to sell Château La Lagune to the Ducellier family. (Champagne Ayala.) Today the vineyards are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot and the château is owned and run by the Frey family, with Caroline Frey as the manager. The family also own an estate in Hermitage, Jaboulet and 45% holdings in Billecart-Salmon Champagne. 

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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