Château La Lagune

Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

2020 vintage. Nose is classic Pauillac , with cassis and lead pencil. Juicy black fruit, with the freshness of the vintage, but the tannin is a bit rough, and it lacks a bit of length. Good, but seems to be outperformed by other estates at the same price point ( Pédesclaux, Lynch-Moussas, La Lagune to name just a few). Abv. 13%. — 2 months ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle La Lagune

Great Northern Rhône. Expensive but actually worth it. — a year ago

Château La Tour de Mons

Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

2020 vintage. First vintage for the Perrodo family, who bought this estate from French Bank Crédit Agricole in late 2019. True to type elegant Margaux with the hallmark freshness of this great vintage. A solid effort, but definitely not in the same league as the excellent La Lagune 2020 tasted alongside. Terrific value though. An estate to watch. Abv. 14%. — a year ago

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Château Rauzan-Gassies

L'Orme Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. From 30 hectares in Haut-Medoc, owned by the Quié family ( also Rauzan-Gassies and Croizet-Bages). A fine effort, showing that the Quié family is finally serious about quality, after decades of mediocrity. Much more evolved in colour compared to the 2019 Moulin de La Lagune tasted alongside. Ripe, slightly jammy fruit. Serve slightly cold to keep the high alcohol ( 15% abv.) in check. — 3 months ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Maison Bleue Hermitage Syrah

This wine is rich and bold, but not in your face. It has been described as being incredibly sexy and full-bodied. I can’t disagree. This wine makes me want to learn more about the Northern Rhône wines.

Fact: Jaboulet Hermitage was purchased by Caroline Frey family in 2006 (the Frey family also owns Chateau La Lagune). I really love Chateau La Lagune.

And there is no doubt that this wine is best paired with Miles Davis Kind of Blue on the turntable. Prove me wrong.
— a year ago

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I love Northern Rhône wines, and some of Jaboulet’s wines the last few releases have been on fire.
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@Shay A agreed 💯! Only started dipping my toe in Northern Rhône and just amazed! South African Syrah as well!

Château Corton C.

Le Val Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Pinot Noir

2015 vintage. From an estate bought in 2014, Caroline Frey (also La Lagune and Jaboulet) makes her mark with this Auxey-Duresses. In an appellation where rusticity is the norm, this is very elegant, with bright red cherry fruit, velvety tannin and very good length. Affordable for Burgundy. Abv. 13,5%. — 2 years ago

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Château La Lagune

Moulin de la Lagune Haut-Médoc Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

2019 vintage. Second wine of La Lagune. Terrific value. I have no idea why the different label for the 2019 vintage. — 5 months ago

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Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2019

2019 vintage. Velvety, almost creamy, seductive Margaux. Very nice, but outperformed by the excellent La Lagune 2019 tasted alongside. Abv. 13,5%. — a year ago

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Caroline Frey

Clos des Guettotes Monopole Savigny-lès-Beaune Chardonnay 2015

2015 vintage. This is a red Savigny-lès-Beaune, so Pinot Noir from the " Monopole" vineyard " Clos des Guettotes". Château Corton-André was bought in 2014 by the Frey family and the name changed into Château Corton C. A good start for Caroline Frey (also Château La Lagune and Paul Jaboulet Ainé) with this delicious elegant Savigny with impeccable balance and velvety mouthfeel. Abv. 13%. — 2 years ago

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