Mother & Child: La Lagune 1962 – 2015 (Apr 2018)

The 1986 La Lagune has a deep colour with less bricking than the 1982 by comparison. I find the nose here superior than the 1982 with plenty of fruit on the nose: wild strawberry, raspberry and red cherries mixed with tobacco and roasted chestnut. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, a little austere in keeping with the vintage with firm backbone. It is certainly still fresh but you might describe it as a “serious” La Lagune. There is gentle grip on the finish and commendable aftertaste. It probably just lacks the length of a top tier 1986 but at 32 years, this will do nicely. Tasted at the La Lagune vertical at the château.