65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Black core and deep rim. The first of this line-up that has a suggestion of fruit sweetness as well as that dark cassis aroma. This has got both firm structure but also the depth of fruit to fill it out. Beautifully elegant and dry tannins. Fresh, refined and long. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040
The 2019 La Lagune is superb. Medium in body, yet beautifully resonant, the 2019 is understated at first, but opens up with a bit of time in the glass. Dark red cherry, red plum, licorice, mint, blood orange and dried flowers add striking layers of nuance. The 2019 is a gorgeous La Lagune. I loved it.
Robert Parker 94
Wafting from the glass with aromas of cherries, wild berries and cassis mingled with hints of dark chocolate, pencil shavings and violets, the 2019 La Lagune is medium to full-bodied, broad and sensual, its ample core of fruit framed by polished tannins and succulent acids. In its elegant, generous style, it’s reminiscent of a modern-day version of the brilliant 1990.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2055
Jeb Dunnuck 94
The 2019 Château La Lagune is terrific and well worth seeking out. Ripe dark cherries, currants, smoky tobacco, and cedar pencil notes define this utterly classic, medium-bodied, balanced Haut-Médoc. With plenty of tannins as well as good concentration, it’s going to hit maturity in 7-8 years and have two decades or more of longevity if properly stored. It’s an impeccably put together wine. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc.
Anticipated maturity: 2029-2042
The Wine Independent 94+
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 La Lagune skips out of the glass with bright, cheery scents of kirsch, black raspberries, and fresh blackcurrants, plus suggestions of iron ore, violets, and fragrant earth. Medium-bodied, soft, and juicy in the mouth, it has lots of red berry sparks and a perfumed finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2043