Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.9125 ratings
8.713 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Kenneth Tucker

Make sure to decant, at least an hour. Hint of licorice on the nose. Medium to full body, full tannins. Moderate finish. Fair amount of sediment. Went well with Girl Scout thin mints!

Make sure to decant, at least an hour. Hint of licorice on the nose. Medium to full body, full tannins. Moderate finish. Fair amount of sediment. Went well with Girl Scout thin mints!

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2015
David Kline

This is a nice wine with a lot going for it! Big graphite on the nose, blackened, brackish fish bones. Resinous tar, maple nut, charcoal, graphite, slate-y blackberry that morphs into dried black currant, espresso with chicory, licorice, black raisin, and olive tapenade! Stupendous! Not for fruit flies, but crypt dwellers: put down those frightened teens, and pick up a glass of these magma-seared, skeletal, zombie piranhas! Santé!

This is a nice wine with a lot going for it! Big graphite on the nose, blackened, brackish fish bones. Resinous tar, maple nut, charcoal, graphite, slate-y blackberry that morphs into dried black currant, espresso with chicory, licorice, black raisin, and olive tapenade! Stupendous! Not for fruit flies, but crypt dwellers: put down those frightened teens, and pick up a glass of these magma-seared, skeletal, zombie piranhas! Santé!

Oct 2nd, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.3

Remains tight and backwards. Uncork for a full 24 hours and pair with skirt steak if compelled to drink today. Despite these hurdles, there is admirable freshness and minerality.

Remains tight and backwards. Uncork for a full 24 hours and pair with skirt steak if compelled to drink today. Despite these hurdles, there is admirable freshness and minerality.

Jan 2nd, 2016
Brent Clayton

Much nicer than the last time I had it. Very nice.

Much nicer than the last time I had it. Very nice.

Nov 5th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.5

Not bad. Darker fruit notes. Cassis coming through with some green pepper in the background.

Not bad. Darker fruit notes. Cassis coming through with some green pepper in the background.

Aug 30th, 2014
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

8.5

#bordeaux #lanessan

#bordeaux #lanessan

Dec 8th, 2013
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

Young and gripping but showing a lot of promise. Ripe and powerful and and tightly structured. A big improvement from the soft and overripe 2009.

Young and gripping but showing a lot of promise. Ripe and powerful and and tightly structured. A big improvement from the soft and overripe 2009.

Jul 7th, 2013
Martin Sher

Quarantine quaff with a decent qpr

Quarantine quaff with a decent qpr

Mar 22nd, 2020
Steven Heydemann

Weeknight workhorse. My last bottle of 2010. In no danger of fading, but not likely to improve.

Weeknight workhorse. My last bottle of 2010. In no danger of fading, but not likely to improve.

Jun 19th, 2019
Patrick Thordén

Superb wine goes well with red meat

Superb wine goes well with red meat

Apr 19th, 2019