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|Situated right next to Saint-Julien appellation, this Château selects grapes very carefully to produce a classic Haut-Medoc with a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2010 is medium-bodied and shows intense flavours of ripe red fruit and hints of cedar wood with smooth tannins which provide a very subtle balance and a nice finish.|
|Wine Characteristics||Tasting and cellaring|
|Domain||Château Lanessan||Eye||Intense and bright purple|
|Vintage||2010||Nose||Red fruit, green peper and cedar wood|
|Appellation||Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois||Mouth||Medium-bodied, elegant structure and fine tannins.|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon (60%)||Drink before||2023|
|Merlot (36%) Petit Verdot (4%)||Open||2 hours before|
|Goes with all types of red meat, though not too strong, and of course with chocolate desserts|
|A word about the domain|
|The Lanessan vineyard has been within the Bouteiller Family since the 18th century and is now managed by a woman, Paz Espejo, who has contributed to the renewal of the Chateau in the last decade. It is definitely one of the rising stars of the Haut-Médoc appellation and is producing very harmonious wines where the fine tannins are perfectly integrated in the body of the wine.|
|What experts say|
|About the domain|
Bettane & Dessauve: 1* (Serious production)
About the wine
Jancis Robinson: 15.5 (13 Apr 2011 by JR)
"A little sweet and stodgy but competent. Drying tannins on the end even though it starts almost sickly sweet. Reasonable persistence."
Robert Parker: 87 (Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
"Dark ruby/plum colored, with evolved notes of cedar wood, earth and underbrush, this wine possesses the classic tobacco leaf and black currants of a mid-level Medoc. It is medium-bodied, has good ripeness and should age nicely for 15 or more years."
Decanter: 16 (April 2011)
“Quite firm, smoky cassis fruit, fine middle depth and elegant structure."
Bettane & Dessauve: 16
|And finally for the wine geeks…|
|Soil type||Deep Garonne gravel|
|Age of the vines||30 years old|
|Maturing||Oak barrels (33% new barrels)|
|Aging||12 months in barrels|