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Château Lanessan

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2018 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 92

Smoky, dark red fruits, tobacco and black currants on the nose and you also find the same on the medium-full/bodied palate as it hits the right notes. The wine is bright, crisp and fruity, with loads of juicy currants in the finish. The wine was made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 88

Sharp red fruits with espresso and tobacco nuances bring you to a piquant layer of cassis with soft, gentle tannins and a medium-bodied finish. The wine was made from 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot.

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2016 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 91

Medium/full bodied with a touch of oak, you also find black currant, cedar and tobacco notes. On the palate, the wine is round, juicy and fresh with a sweet, red fruit core of fruit from start to finish. There is some tannin giving this structure, so while it offers charm, it is going to need some cellaring before it hits its peak..

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Made from a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this medium/full-bodied wine is full of luscious fruits with silky tannins, juicy cassis, plums and tobacco. The wine has richness, length and sweet fruits that make it the best vintage of Lanessan I have ever tasted.

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2015 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 89

Earthy, tobacco driven, dark red fruits with a rustic type of charm, although the wine seems cleaner, fresher and a bit softer than in previous vintages. Much of that credit for the improvement in the wine belongs to bringing in Hubert de Bouard as their consultant starting with the 2015 vintage. 88 - 90 Pts

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2014 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 87

Medium bodied, bright, crisp, fresh, with a focus on its red fruit character, spice and earth notes. This should drink well early.

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2012 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 85

Bright rustic, austere and on the lean, crisp, cherry side, the nose, with its earthy, tobacco and cassis leaning, was much better than the palate.

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2011 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 87

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

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2010 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 88

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

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2009 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 89

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.

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2008 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 86

Firm, bright, crisp and tannic, this is not much fun to drink today. Perhaps time will soften the strict tannins and add more to the very, fresh fruit and tobacco character.

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2006 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 84

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

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2005 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 88

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.

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2004 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 85

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

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2000 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 82

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.

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1953 Château Lanessan  (Haut-Médoc) 84

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

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