La Lagune 2003
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£480.00||1 cs|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Thankfully, this wonderful estate, which provided me with many memorable drinking experiences in the 1970s and 1980s, has rebounded from a period of mediocrity. The 2003 and 2004 offerings from La Lagune are the finest back-to-back vintages they have produced in over fifteen years. Kudos to the Frey family, who also purchased the Rhone Valley flagship firm of Paul Jaboulet-Aine in 2005. Their daughter, Caroline Frey, is the oenologist at La Lagune. The sexy, up-front, evolved 2003 La Lagune exhibits a dark ruby/purple hue as well as big nose of cedar, spice box, black cherry jam, licorice, and smoke. Savory, broad, ripe, and low in acidity, it is a total hedonistic and intellectual turn-on. Enjoy it now or cellar it for 15+ years. It is unquestionably the finest La Lagune since 1982.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. There is an air of vivacity and energy on the La Lagune ’03, which is refreshing compared to its peers. It offers fine delineation with cedar infused black fruit, mingling with cloves and dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, crisp acidity and a pleasant sour edge on the finish that is very appealing. This has matured commendably and is drinking perfectly now. Tasted March 2013.