Château La Lagune, Haut-Médoc (Bordeaux, France) 2014

($40): A wine from a Chateau listed in famous 1855 Classification of Bordeaux — a so-called Classified Bordeaux — for $40 is a rarity.  Especially when it’s not the Chateau’s “second” wine, but actually their “grand vin.”  Château La Lagune has always been under-rated, delivering more than its price suggested.  Their 2014 is no exception.  Smooth and delectable, it delivers that alluring “not just fruit” character without being flashy.  Suavely textured, it’s easy to taste now.  But fine tannins and its harmony means it will evolve gracefully over the next decade or two.  If you’re just starting a cellar, this is a Bordeaux to buy by the case.  Even if you already have a cellar, I’d find room in it for a few bottles.
93 Michael Apstein Feb 14, 2017