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!
Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
One of the darkest purples I have seen. No different extraction policy this year and not picked especially late, I was told by the maŒtre 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.