This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot possesses some elevated tannin, but also an impressively saturated dark ruby/plum color, notes of vanillin, black currants and forest floor, and a medium-bodied, well-endowed personality. Cellar it for several more years and enjoy it over the following 10-15 years. It will not make anyone forget La Lagune's 2009 or 2010, but it is a solid effort for the vintage.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (212), April 2014|
I experienced some sample variation with the 2011 La Lagune, but it appears to be outstanding, and one of the better efforts of the vintage. A dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of dense, rich black raspberries, black currants, loamy soil and a hint of new oak. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins, decent acidity and loads of fruit and glycerin presented in a forward, appealing, seductive style, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.
|Score: 90/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012|
The La Lagune was picked between 5th September with the Merlot and finished with the Cabernet on 28th, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, yields at 31hl/ha. The nose demands patience: reticent at first but opening up nicely with clean, pure strawberry and raspberry aromas laced with subtle forest floor. The palate is medium-bodied with fine balanced on the entry, a little gritty and tarry in the mouth, but well defined all the way to the linear, quite precise finish. It is a "conservative" La Lagune, but is commendable for the vintage. Tasted April 2012.
|Score: 89/91||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012|
A wine with loads of tannins and power. Full body, fresh and clean with a dark-chocolate and berry character. Old style. Serious. Try in 2019.
|Score: 92||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2014|
A popular classed growth situated south of Margaux near Cantemerle. The new owners have invested a great deal of money here in recent years and have also bought Paul Jaboulet Ainé in Hermitage. The encepagement is normally 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. Not yet tasted.
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|Score: 89||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012|
Dense colour, very pure blackcurrant fruit, lovely smoothness with a touch of dry spice, very well-made. Drink 2015-2025.
|Score: 17||Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2012|