La Lagune 1996
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock DP||£50.00||7 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
This is a tannic, austere 1996, but it is well-endowed. Copious aromas of spicy new oak are present in the moderately intense bouquet, as well as cherry notes intertwined with dried herbs. The wine is medium-bodied and well-made, with good spice, a slight austerity, and moderate tannin in the long finish. In many vintages La Lagune can be drunk at an early age, but this effort will require 5-6 years of patience.
The 1996 La Lagune has an austere and earthy bouquet where you cry out for more fruit, although it offers a little more definition than the 1995 La Lagune. The palate is medium-bodied with light and grainy tannin. Sure, there is a little more body than the 1995 but it remains very linear and correct, lacking the complexity than modern vintages. It needs something interesting to say. Tasted at the La Lagune vertical at the château.