JAMES SUCKLING: "This is long and fresh with a linear feeling to the rich fruit, showing plums, redcurrants and spices, with chocolate and walnuts. Medium to full body. Fine tannins. This is the first year being certified biodynamic from Demeter and furthermore, La Lagune is always excellent in hot years."
WEINWISSER: "52 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 45 % Merlot, 3 % Petit Verdot. Dicht verwobenes Bouquet, Wildkirsche, dunkles Edelholz, Schokopastillen und verführerisches Veilchenparfüm. Am durchtrainierten, straff ausgerichteten Gaumen mit cremiger Textur, verlangendem engmaschigem Tanningerüst und einer balancierten Rasse. Im konzentrierten, komplexen, langanhaltenden Finale eine volle Ladung dunkle Mineralik, pfeffriges Extrakt und mehlige Adstringenz. Einer der besten Weine aus dem Haut-Médoc! Bravo! 2028 – 2049."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "Reminding me, like the 2019, of a modern-day version of the lovely 1990, the 2022 La Lagune bursts with aromas of dark berries, cassis, licorice and violets. Medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy, it's a broad, sensual wine with velvety tannins and a suave, charming profile. With 13.8% alcohol, it remains classically proportioned, with a rather high pH of over 3.8 likely contributing to its open, giving style this year."
VINUM: "Immense aromatische Komplexität; wuchtiger Auftakt; gemächliche Entwicklung über beispielhaft solider, ungemein feinkörniger, gleichsam granitener Stuktur, langer, temperamentvoller Ausklang; herrlicher Lagune von geradezu biblischem Charakter."
DECANTER: "Fragrant and floral on the nose. Juicy and vibrant, this has a lovely weight and depth on the palate while remaining cool and fresh. Generous mineral hints add to black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit while liquorice, graphite and wet stone give crisp edges with bite. Feels well constructed, not pushed too hard at all, but still offering a generous and appealing wine with mouthwatering acidity and fruit purity. Compact, but beautifully textured. Really just so appealing and inviting. Impressive and good potential. Tasted twice. Harvest 9-26 September."
FALSTAFF: "Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Eher zarte Kirschfrucht, Nuancen von Pflaumen, feines Nugat, Orangenzesten, einladendes Bukett. Elegant, feine Fruchtsüße, rote Kirschen, integrierte Tannine, mineralisch im Abgang, dunkle Schokolade im Rückgeschmack, sicheres Reifepotenzial."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Flowers, spices, white and black cherries, espresso, and tobacco crowd into the nose. On the palate, the wine is elegant, silky, and fresh, with sweetness, and lift on the palate. The refined, finish leaves you with soft-textured, fresh, ripe, red berries and touches of herbs on the backend. Drink from 2026-2045."
JEB DUNNUCK: "One of the best Haut-Médoc out there, the 2022 Château La Lagune reveals a dense purple hue as well as a classic Médoc bouquet of blackcurrants, leafy herbs, fresh earth, and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has a layered, concentrated mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a great finish. A stunning wine, it will have 30 years of longevity if properly stored."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 La Lagune is a little shy to start off, needing some coaxing to bring out evocative scents of creme de cassis, redcurrant jelly, and kirsch, followed by touches of tar and smoked meats. The medium to full-bodied palate is laden with rich, ripe, black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and well-judged freshness, finishing long and earthy."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Reserved nose with a floral edge. Pure and layered on the palate with balancing freshness. Tannins finely honed. Builds to a long and persistent finish. Potential for ageing."