2011 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (Previously $57)
I like the raspberry and blueberry character on the nose and palate. Medium to full body with racy tannins and fresh finish. Fine texture to this for the vintage Needs a few years to soften. Try in 2017.
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot possesses some elevated tannin, but also an impressively saturated dark ruby/plum color, notes of vanillin, black currants and forest floor, and a medium-bodied, well-endowed personality. Cellar it for several more years and enjoy it over the following 10-15 years. It will not make anyone forget La Lagune’s 2009 or 2010, but it is a solid effort for the vintage.
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.