1998 Château La Lagune

750 ml -

$66.99

3 in stock

Appellation: Haut-Médoc

 

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Château La Lagune may owe its name to its unusual location on a strip of land between the Gironde river and the sea. This fine gravelly elevation, with its particularly favourable microclimate, was cultivated in the 16th century. The domaine remained in the hands of the Sèze family, who were well-known in Bordeaux. In the early 19th century, its wines had an excellent reputation and La Lagune was ranked 3ème Cru Classé in 1855, as a matter of course.

A century later, in the late 1950s, the domaine was on its knees. The ravages of World War Two, the economic crisis and frosts of 1956 finished off the vines. A new buyer, Georges Brunet, invested significant sums, but was swiftly forced to give up his beautiful charterhouse and vines. By the late 1960s, La Lagune had re-established its reputation beyond doubt. But it was at the dawn of the 21st century that La Lagune opened a new chapter in its history, when Jean-Jacques Frey, founder of the Frey Group (Mondial Pêche, Azzaro, etc.), who already owned vines in the Champagne region, bought the domaine in 1999. His daughter took over the helm.

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 3 x 3 in

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