2010 Château La Lagune (Bordeaux - Haut-Médoc, France)
Wine - Red $161.99 (750mL)
There are only five estates that are ranked in the famous 1855 Bordeaux Classification which does not reside within the famous communes of St. Estephe, St. Julien, Margaux, Pauillac (and Pessac-Leognan). The most famous and highest ranked of these is La Lagune, a Third Growth, this southernmost classed growth estate of all the Medoc has been famous for being a very good source of excellent wines over the years. Consistent and attractively priced, it has stepped up big time this last decade after a period of relative mediocrity in the 90's. The wine has put on weight in recent years, whereas before it was more restrained Burgundian in its medium-bodied style.