1990 Chateau La Lagune - Haut Medoc, Fr
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1990 Chateau La Lagune - Haut Medoc, Fr

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About this product

The estate

The “Village de La Lagune” was built here in 1525. Circa 1587, Mr Eyral built a tenant farm in its place and gradually invested in transforming several modest leaseholds into a major winegrowing estate.

He was succeeded by numerous owners and the lovely château we know today was built between 1730 and 1734. In 1855, La Lagune joined the select club of grands crus classés as a third growth. The Sèze family acquired La Lagune in 1886 and it stayed with them until 1956. They sold to Georges Brunet, who gave an important new impetus to the estate before in turn selling it to the family who owned Champagne Ayala in 1964.

The Vintage

1990 was the third successful vintage in a row for the region. Warm temperature during the growing season and low rainfall at the end of it gave a ripe, concentrated juice with powerful tannins, setting the vintage for a long run in the bottle.
Lots of wine to be still enjoyed for this year.

What they say:

Robert Parker - Wine Advocate (02-2022):

The 1990 La Lagune is a brilliant effort that outperforms in this vintage. Offering up a rich bouquet of blackberries, vine smoke, loamy soil and black truffle, mingled with subtle hints of cigar box, it's medium-bodied, ample and enveloping, with melting tannins, ripe acids and a long, expansive finish. This is an especially velvety, sensuous wine that's at its peak today but in no danger of imminent decline. In fact, I can't think of a better mature La Lagune in my tasting experience (which stretches back to the 1955).