CHATEAU LANESSAN 2016 (BONDED - EN PRIMEUR)

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James Suckling
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Neal Martin
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SKU
CLCS201610 UCAU
$45.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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A harmonious, elegant, rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A mulitlayered, elegant and feminine nose that is filled with soft, ripe plums and cassis. Approachable and friendly with lovely structure, fleshy tannins and a long finish. The chateau is near Saint-Julien. Reasonably priced, good value red.
A harmonious, elegant, rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A mulitlayered, elegant and feminine nose that is filled with soft, ripe plums and cassis. Approachable and friendly with lovely structure, fleshy tannins and a long finish. The chateau is near Saint-Julien. Reasonably priced, good value red.

Scores & Reviews

93* / 100

James Suckling

A structured young red with currant and berry character. Medium body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. 92-93 points.

92* / 100

Neal Martin

The 2016 Lanessan has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with graphite tinged black fruit—fine delineation with impressive focus, even if it is not the most complex Haut-Medoc that I encountered in this vintage out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, well-judged acidity, plenty of black fruit with a harmonous, engaging and slightly tarry finish. This is a great Lanessan that should give 20 years of pleasure. This comes highly recommended and I expect it will land at the top of my banded score once in bottle. 90-92 points. Drink Date: 2020 - 2040

91 / 100

Decanter

This 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. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040 Tasted by Jane Anson