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

The 2004 La Lagune has a well-defined bouquet, something that I think was missing throughout the wines up until this date. Blackberry, briary, touches of rose petal and then later, hints of Lapsong Souchang and sous-bois all contribute to a very satisfying array of aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a mixture of red and black fruit, tobacco and black pepper. It is conservative and remains in the classic Bordeaux oeuvre however I discern a little more clarity sewn into this wine. Tasted at the La Lagune vertical at the château.