Region: Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Grape: Carbernet Sauvignon
Producer: Chateau La Lagune
Normally, this is a blend of 60% Cabernet, 30% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot, but in 2013 winemaker Caroline Frey felt obliged to rip up the rule book and try something completely different. So she produced just 20,000 bottles of La Lagune (as opposed to the usual 120,000) and selected her best Cabernet plots. The result is an especially successful 100% varietal Cabernet which is juicy, fresh, and sweet-fruited with violets, red cherries, cola and plums. The fruit is cool while the tannins are pleasingly ripe without being over ambitious. Very impressive.
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