1998 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (1.5L)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine is dark ruby-colored, with spicy, black currant and cherry fruit, medium body, high tannin, and good thickness, but the tannin may never fully dissipate. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015.
A good red, with plum, berry and vanilla character. Medium in body and tannins, with a short finish.
A classified growth shoulda-be, this property is on the border of St-Julien and the Haut-Médoc, quite close to Beychevelle and Branaire Ducru. A classically-styled Bordeaux with plenty of complex earthy flavors and cassis fruit. The fruit is backed by firm tannins; needs one hour decanting and then it blossoms forth. No new wave flashiness here, just solid good Cabernet flavors. This is the style that made Bordeaux famous!