Chateau Lanessan Haut Médoc 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Chateau Lanessan Haut Médoc 2016

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Chateau Lanessan Haut Médoc 2016

SKU 04048

750ml Bottle

Château Lanessan in the Haut-Médoc dates back to 1793 when it was founded by Jean Delbos. The classic château, with its Tudor-inspired influences was constructed in 1878. Eight generations later, Château Lanessan remains in the hands of the Bouteiller family, which are direct descendants of the founder.  The 80 hectare, Haut Medoc vineyard of Château Lanessan has 45 hectares cultivated with vines. The vineyard is close to the St. Julien appellation. In fact, it’s just a bit south, as you drive up the D2, the Route de Medoc. 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. To produce the wine of Château Lanessan, vinification takes place 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. 
Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Haut Medoc
Brand Chateau Lanessan
  • js93

James SucklingCurrant, lead pencil and fresh rose-petal aromas follow through to a full body, round and nicely chewy tannins and a long finish. Balanced and polished. Drink in 2022.

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DecanterThis is an ambitious take on 2016, pushing the vintage but successfully so, going for a cerebral 2010 feel rather than the generosity of 2009. Classic liquorice and slate, tight cassis fruits and an extremely well paced delivery of fresh tight tannins lead into a gorgeous, lifted juicy fruit finish. From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. I like this a lot.

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Wine AdvocateMedium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lanessan offers cassis and plums on the nose with a core of cedar, earth and herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate is firm, grainy and lively with good expression.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2018