La Lagune 2009
Tasting Notes and Scores
It is not unusual that the 2009 La Lagune is a spectacular effort given the fact that this estate has been making terrific wines over the last decade or more. It boasts a dense purple color as well as a beautiful perfume of blueberries, mulberries, cassis, white chocolate and subtle toasty oak. Notes of Chinese black tea, cedarwood and forest floor also make an appearance in the singular aromatic and flavor profiles. This sumptuous, full-bodied La Lagune possesses low acidity, abundant but ripe, sweet tannin and a long, 45-second finish. Give this beauty 5-7 years of bottle age and drink it over the following three decades.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #199, Feb 2012)
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The La Lagune ‘09 has a lifted bouquet of violet, pomegranate, crushed stone and just a touch of orange peel. It is very well defined and exhibits impressive precision. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. This is nicely balanced with good weight on the firm, masculine finish, touches of balsamic lingering on the aftertaste. This is an excellent La Lagune. Tasted January 2013.
– eRobertParker.com, Jul 2013
[60CS/25M/15PV] Dense blend of Merlot mulberry and mineral to smell; beautifully balanced, fresh, elegant middleweight wine, very fine tannins, fresh acidity, excellent proortions; sweetly ripe, effortless, silky fruit, both deliciously ripe and tastily vital at once; long across the palate, long and faintly warm to finish, with excellent fruit length and light mineral aromas. Very nicely crafted, elegant, relatively supple and refined La Lagune. 2018-30+