Château La Lagune, Haut Médoc, 2000

This Grand Cru Classé Haut-Médoc is one of two bottles of this vintage that has been in my Father’s and then my cellar for more than twenty years now. This one’s cork pulled easily and in one piece, releasing a wine with a very dark colour, not at all tawny. The tannic flavours almost all rounded out by the ageing. Not at all the tawny old claret taste, more the finely aged and rounded claret near or at the top of its game. Quite dry for a claret and it seemed to get more dry still with airing in the glass.
Flavours of the darkest red fruits so damsons and blackcurrants.
We paired the Château La Lagune 2000 wine with a roast chicken that had had a good life. Terry roasted it with stuffing home made with strong white bread from the local artisan bakers and herbs from his garden.
The wine lasted great throughout the bottle: no sign of fading or ageing as we enjoyed our meal and little sediment until the very end. I’m looking forward to its sibling that’s still in my cellar: its time will come very shortly.