2010 Chateau La Lagune

Year: 2010
Appellation: Haut-Medoc
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89-92
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 96
Jeff Leve: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"This is tangy, with red currant, roasted mesquite, sanguine and tobacco notes. Already shows range and definition, with solid grip. Score range: 89-92 –JM " (WS)

"Another great success from proprietress Caroline Frey, the 2010 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 effort that should hit its stride in 5-7 years and last for at least two decades. Think of it as a hypothetical blend of the 2005 and 2009. Kudos!" (WA)

"Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of raspberry syrup, kirsch, dried flowers and cedary, nutty oak. Large-scaled, plush and deep, conveying superb velvety richness of texture without obvious heaviness. This opulent wine finishes with big, sweet tannins, a note of chocolate, and lively notes of mint and herbs. Fat, sexy and flamboyant." (VM)

"This shows an enchanting nose of roses, violets and other flowers. It's also fruity but very subtle. A full-body, super-structured red with an excellent backbone of ripe yet firm tannins. Goes on for minutes. Don’t touch for five or six years. Try in 2019." (JS)

"Obviously young and holding back more than it’s capable of offering, with effort, the floral, earthy, spicy red fruits begin to emerge. The tannins are present, but ripe, soft and delivering the correct amount of backbone for aging. Fresh, pure, deep, dark, silky, rich red fruits line the finish. Given another 5 years in the bottle, this could be as good, or even better than the sublime 2005! The wine was made from a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon , 30% Merlot and a healthy does of 10% Petit Verdot . 94 points - Tasted Sep 21, 2016 " (JL)