2018 Lanessan Haut Medoc
En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2021. A great value Bordeaux from the region's zone for Cabernet-led wines. This medium-weight is beautifully refined and sophisticated, with ripe fruit showing a bright aromatic and vibrant palate against smooth, fine tannins. Very classy for this low, low price. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2021.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.
Château Lanessan is a Bordeaux wine estate in the Haut-Médoc appellation. It describes itself as Grand Cru Hors Classé and this refers to the fact that one of the previous owners felt it unnecessary to submit samples for the 1855 Classification and consequently its traditional ranking as a 4ème Cru Classé was never ratified. Lanessan is managed by G.F.A des Domaines Bouteiller and in 2009 Paz Espejo took over the management of the estate and the vineyards from Hubert Bouteiller. The chateau has a reputation for producing Cru Classé standard wines at Cru Bourgeois prices. Lanessan is located just to the south of Gruaud-Larose in the commune of Cussac-Fort-Médoc and has 40 hectares of vineyards. The blend is predominately Cabernet Sauvignon based and is aged in oak barrels for 18 months. Lanessan can be austere when young but reveals marvellous depth of fruit and richness, as well as considerable finesse, as it ages. In the best vintages the wine can continue to improve for up to 15 years.
What The Critics Say
92/100 Decanter, Jane Anson
"I have enjoyed Lanessan over the last few years, and there's a lot to take note of here. It's a pretty serious take on the vintage with a strong architecture of cassis fruits, pencil lead and slate, more 2016 than 2015 in style. It should age well. Good value. Harvested 24 September to 16 October. Ageing is in 33% new oak." Drink 2024 - 2038
91-93/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve
"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."
89-91/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2018 Lanessan is a striking Haut-Médoc. Pliant, supple and inviting, the 2018 has so much to offer. Bright floral notes and soft, pliant red plum fruit give the wine tons of immediacy and pure appeal. Tasted two times."
|Variety||Cabernet Merlot Blend|
|Maturity||2019 - 2036|
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