La Lagune continues to produce ambitious, large scale wines that impress some critics. Initially brooding and mineral, then thick and fruity. There appears to have more energy than normal and it finishes with fruit and lots of alcohol.
La Lagune is a 3ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Haut-Médoc.
The Haut Medoc is a sub region of the Medoc, which covers some 4,643 hectares and incorporates communes such as St Estephe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux. Given the size of this appellation, there are a variety of different terroirs including clay, chalk and gravel. Most famous estates within the Haut Medoc defer to their more specific appellations, however, there are five classified growths that belong to the generic Haut Medoc AOC, The most famous being La Lagune and Cantemerle. Jean Gautreau’s Sociando Mallet is another noteworthy Haut Medoc estate.