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Chateau La Lagune Medoc Bordeaux 2011

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Country: France Region: Bordeaux (Medoc) Varietal: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon/ Cabernet Franc Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry Producer: Chateau La Lagune  Description: Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2011 La Lagune provides an essential drinking experience, with notes of Asian plum sauce, mulberries, kirsch liqueur and black currants. The wine also exhibits a savory, rich smokiness and subtle lead pencil shaving notes. Full-bodied and pure, combining both elegance and power, this is a brilliant, very approachable wine. Reviews: Score: 94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (205), March 2013 Is this 2005 deja vu "all over again"? Proprietress Caroline Frey has elevated the quality at La Lagune since acquiring this estate, and the 2011 is another superb effort as well as one of the better values in Bordeaux. An opaque purple color is followed by an extraordinary perfume of black raspberries, black currants, licorice and subtle smoke and graphite. While uber-concentrated, full-bodied and pure, it retains both elegance and precision as well as a sensational 45-second finish. The suppleness of the tannins and stunning opulence suggest it will drink beautifully for 25+ years. Score: 93/96 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (194), May 2012 A blend of 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot, the La Lagune already has an expressive bouquet with ripe blackberry, bilberry, cedar and tobacco with good clarity and brightness. The palate is simple classic Cabernet with lovely, savoury-tinged black fruits, good acidity, very harmonious and natural towards the finish. Reserved but great length and persistency in the mouth, this is a great, great La Lagune. Score: 92/94 Neal Martin, RobertParker.com,  What a lovely texture to the wine, with super soft and supple tannins and blackberry and currant character. Round and juicy. One of the softest and most supple 2011s. It tastes more like a 2009 in style. 50 percent Cabernet Sauvignon , 40 percent Merlot, and 10 percent Petit Verdot Score: 92/93 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com,  One of the darkest purples I have seen. No different extraction policy this year and not picked especially late, I was told by the maître de chai. Lightly sweet and minerally on the nose. Easy and yet with odd suppleness. Sweet start. Then a bit turgid and heavy and tough on the end. MASSES of extract for a left-bank wine! Just a bit of a lack of freshness. Tastes pretty hot on the finish. Falls away. I am told it's 13.9%. Tastes a bit more. 13.9% Score: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com,  A popular classed growth situated south of Margaux near Cantemerle. The new owners have invested a great deal of money here in recent years and have also bought Paul Jaboulet Ainé in Hermitage. The encepagement this year is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. This is a wine that has a lot of polish and suppleness. The fruit is ripe and round with gentle tannins. Not hugely complex but very nicely done. Score: 15.5 Farr Vintners,  There is a lot of fruit on the nose all very inky black. Sweet cassis is to the fore on the palate the richness underpinned by a mix of black cherry and plum. The tannins are in evidence and although firm are not aggressive and do not over dominate. Score: 89/93 Derek Smedley MW,    Score: 92 Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com,  Excellent concentration of ripe black fruits, spice and oak blended in, subtle and supple power and depth, great length and balance, a triumph, even better than 2009. Drink 2016-30. Score: 18 Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com,  Food Matches: Red Meat / Venison / Soft Cheese / Venison
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