2011 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I experienced some sample variation with the 2011 La Lagune, but it appears to be outstanding, and one of the better efforts of the vintage. A dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of dense, rich black raspberries, black currants, loamy soil and a hint of new oak. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, decent acidity and loads of fruit and glycerin presented in a forward, appealing, seductive style, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep, bright ruby-red. Refined aromas of cassis, licorice, menthol and minerals. Then suave and surprisingly ripe in the mouth, but with well-judged extraction to the flavors of blueberry, graphite and minerals. Finishes long and fragrant, with vibrant tannins and a lovely floral note.
On the crunchier side, with slightly snappy acidity and damson plum and currant fruit. Enough spice fills in on the finish to give it a full feel.