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- Tasting Notes
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London and at Farr Vintners’ blind horizontal, the 2006 Chateau La Lagune showed marked variation between bottles. One felt a little fatigued on the nose, but another was more attractive with Hoisin and white pepper scents filtering through the black fruit. The palate feels a little pinched, but with continued bottle age I can see this developing more depth and complexity, demonstrating pleasing composure on the finish.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 90
Red-ruby. Sexy aromas of dark plum, chocolate, molten chocolate and smoky oak. Full, concentrated and sweet in the mouth, with ripe flavors of currant, plum and smoke. Thanks to the wine’s very good stuffing, the broad, sweet tannins come across as smooth today. Finishes with very good aromatic persistence. Quite harmonious already.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 90
This is racy for a 2006 with plenty of tobacco, berries and hints of mushroom. Light, stylish earthy character. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a pretty finish with lovely tension. Drink or hold.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 91
Floral and fruity, with medium body, silky tannins and a medium finish. Needs a bit more on the midpalate. Clean.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 85-88