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Chateau Lanessan Haut Medoc Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Lanessan Haut MedocBordeaux wine, Fifth Growth, producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

The birth of Chateau Lanessan dates all the way back to 1793 when it was founded by Jean Delbos. Initially the vineyard and estate totaled 24 hectares. The impressive, classic chateau, with its Tudor, inspired influences was constructed in 1878. Eight generations later, Chateau Lannesan remains in the hands of the Bouteiller family, which are direct descendants of the founder. This is quite a feat for a Bordeaux chateau located in the Medoc.

Aside from their obvious passion for wine, Chateau Lanessan has 20 hectares of parkland. Equestrian activities have always been a part of the makeup for Chateau Lannesan. They have numerous stables, which were constructed at the same time as the chateau in the shape of a horseshoe.

The 80 hectare, Haut Medoc vineyard of Chateau Lanessan is close to the St. Julien appellation. The terroir is mostly gravel based soils. The vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. On average, the vines are 30 years of age. The vine are planted to a density of 10,000 vines per hectare.

The wine of Chateau Lannesan is vinified in traditional, concrete vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vat. The wine is aged in a combination of 33% new, French barrels, 33% one year old, French oak barrels and 33% two year old, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months.

The production of Chateau Lannesan is large. On average close to 18,000 cases of wine per vintage are produced of Chateau Lanessan. There is a second wine, Les Caleches de Lanessan which made its debut in 1999. They also own Chateau de Sainte Gemme, an estate that is situated in the Haut Medoc appellation.

Chateau Lannesan remains a popular Left Bank wine with consumers, due to its traditional, Bordeaux styled wine, low price and ability to age for decades.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2011 Château Lanessan

    1. From 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine will be aged in 33% new oak. This wine is lightly colored, medium bodied, and ends with fresh cranberry flavors. 86-88 Pts

      87 points - Tasted
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  2. 2010 Château Lanessan

    1. Rustic tannins, dark cherries, herbs and cassis are found in this medium bodied, classic styled wine.

      88 points - Tasted
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  3. 2009 Château Lanessan

    1. Sporting a new label, that will probably have older fans up in arms, this lightly colored, medium bodied wine offers earth, red/black fruit and cedar wood aromas, ending with a tangy, sharp, dark berry finish.

      89 points - Tasted
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  4. 2006 Château Lanessan

    1. With a blackberry, herb and green leafy scented perfume, this young, wine is rustic and angular in nature.

      84 points - Tasted
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  5. 2005 Château Lanessan

    1. Cassis, tobacco, ash, blackberry and wet earth aromas are easy to locate. Medium/full bodied with some rustic tannin remaining, this represents good value from the Medoc for fans of traditional Bordeaux wine.

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2004 Château Lanessan

    1. Medium bodied, rustic, more on the spicy, peppery, red fruit side of the style range, with green herbs and some dryness in the finish.

      85 points - Tasted
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  7. 2000 Château Lanessan

    1. Tobacco, old wood, cassis, green herbs, medium bodied with a rustic hard texture that ends with tart cherry and cranberry. I suspect this will age and continue to evolve in the same direction.

      82 points - Tasted
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  8. 1953 Château Lanessan

    1. Wines like this prove why all of us should drink wines blind more often. While not the best old wine I've ever had, I was blown away by how good this small property was at close to 50 years of age. Still some structure and depth to the old girl, even if the wine was a little tart and slightly thin in the finish. Lots of barnyard in the nose along with wet forest notes

      84 points - Tasted
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