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.
Having just had the 2005 La Lagune, which I think is the greatest La Lagune I have ever tasted, the 2006 certainly loses some prestige in comparison, but this is an outstanding wine and further evidence of just how strong this estate’s wines have become. Sweet plum and red and black currant fruit, intermixed with notes of resiny pine forest and forest floor as well as a hint of barrique, are followed by a wine with gorgeous depth, an attractive, medium-bodied texture, a fresh, poised personality, and a moderately long finish. This is another beauty, not weighty, but pure, savory, and capable of lasting 15 or more years, although it is accessible already. (RP)
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. (ST)
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