Jaboulet Bordeaux Moulin de La Lagune 2012
2012 Moulin de La Lagune, Haut Médoc, Bordeaux, France [75cl]

"This incredible red is the 'second wine' of Château La Lagune 3ème Cru Classé. It follows on from the stellar 2010 and mightily impressive 2011 and every time we look like lining up a trio of great vintages from any one winery I get nervous! I needn't have worried though because this was the star wine at a recent Quintessentially Wine team tasting where we worked our way through a mountain of bottles and we all admitted that this was the only one on all of our minds throughout! Second wines can often be a dumping ground for lesser fruit, but in 2012 La Lagune has created a wine that if far superior to many Châteaux Grands Vins! The colour, aroma, density of flavour and finish are all epic. The only hint that this is indeed Moulin is that it is already drinking well and that the tannins are no too pervasive. Of course this is great news for all of us who want to open it and crack on."Matthew Jukes