Robert Parker 92
The 2014 La Lagune is a wine that showed extremely well when I tasted it from barrel. Now in bottle, it has a very well defined, quite intense bouquet with blackberry, cedar and pencil box aromas-classic in style, demonstrating impressive breeding. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, bright and vivacious black fruit laced with graphite, fine mineralité and it fans out wonderfully on the Pauillac-like finish. You know, I suspect this might even surpass the 2015 La Lagune… let’s see. This is excellent.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Sweet tobacco, licorice, cedar and red stone fruits run through the 2014 La Lagune. Medium in body and silky on the palate, the wine offers lovely balance in an understated style. This is quite pretty.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026
Mid cherry red and aroma of sweet red cherry. Bone dry, dry chalky tannins, honest if not generous in fruit. Dry, chalky and fresh on the finish and should become more elegant. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2030