1988 La Lagune, Haut-Médoc

SKU #950329 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This is a very fine La Lagune from the 80s. A deep garnet core with tawny rim, the nose straightlaced with cedar, smoke, a touch of cranberry and a little cracked black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and solid, firm and stoic, what you might regard as an English gentlemen's claret (if such a person still exists!) Good weight on the austere finish, moderate length with tobacco lingering on the aftertaste. (NM)  (5/2008)

K&L Notes

Now fully mature, the 1988 La Lagune offers a medley of well-integrated 'old school' Medoc tertiary aromas and flavors: dusty minerality, leather, and tobacco leaf mixed with dried currant, herb, and earth spice, held together by inherently well-structured tannins and acid. Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate writes of this Third Growth: "Château La Lagune makes a wine consistent in quality... This is quite a masculine wine with all that new oak and Petit Verdot and can be somewhat solid, sturdy and tannic in its youth... most vintages have exhibited a dense nose packed with black earthy fruits with a well-balanced and well-structured palate that demands on at least 5 years aging in order to allow all that oak to become fully integrated."

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