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2016 Chateau La Lagune
At least for this writer, the 2016 La Lagune is a return to form after their 2015 did not light my fire last en primeur. Lucid purple/black in color, it has a very intense bouquet with blackberries and sloes, whilst maintaining delineation and focus, almost pastille-like in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannin, perhaps just a little brittle on the entry, though it is commensurate with others 2016s that I tasted in barrel. I appreciate the focus and the "correctness" of this La Lagune, notwithstanding the freshness and tension that defines the persistent finish. This is a long-term wine, so do not be afraid to give this four or five years in the cellar. This is an excellent La Lagune, one of the best in recent years.
Neal Martin eRobertParker.com #230 (Apr 2017)
Both samples of the 2016 La Lagune I tasted were slightly pruny and oxidized, which could be caused by overripe fruit and/or low sulfur levels in the samples. I look forward to tasting the 2016 again, as there is good plushness and silkiness to the fruit. Tasted two times.