Les Calèches de Lanessan 2010 Haut-Médoc - Château Lanessan

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A round and fruity Haut-Médoc, very well balanced with silky tannins. The second wine of Château Lanessan is made at the domain with the same know-how as for the first wine. Lanessan is well known for the constant quality of its affordable  wines, treating vines and wine with the greatest care. Calèches de Lanessan has typical Haut-Médoc aromas of red and black fruit with a beautiful structure, thanks to a delicate mix of different grapes - Mostly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. A great bottle which is easy to drink and shows complexity at the same time. All ready to drink now, although can also be kept for a few years.
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Domain Château Lanessan Eye Purple red
Vintage 2010 Nose  Bery fruit and spice notes
Appellation Haut-Médoc Mouth Rich structure with red and black fruits aromas. Silky, chewy
Area Bordeaux   tannins on a fresh and aromatic finish
Colour Red Drink from Now
Grapes Merlot (50%) Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) Drink before 2016
  Petit Verdot (3%) Cabernet Franc (2%) Open  30 minutes before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 16-18°C
       
Food pairing
Perfect for poultry or red meat… why not have it with a traditional Sunday roast!
 
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)
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Deep Garonne gravel
Age of vines 20 years old
Harvest Mechanical
Maturing 30% in one-year-old barrels
Production 90,00 bottles
Alcohol 13%

 

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