2011 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (Previously $17)

SKU #1159787 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium dark ruby. Aromatic nose offers fresh blackcurrant and lead pencil scents. Pure but austere on the palate, with black fruit and cedar flavors leading to a persistent finish featuring slightly gritty tannins.  (5/2012)

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From the winery: "Made up of 45 hectares (111 acres) of vines that form part of a larger 80 hectares (198 acres) estate on one single plot, the Lanessan vineyard is located in the commune of Cussac-Fort-Médoc, close to Saint-Julien, in the Haut-Médoc appellation area and runs east to west along a fine ridge of deep Garonne gravel. The average age of the vines is about thirty years. They are surrounded by 145 hectares (360 acres) of woodland with cork oak, red oak and pine."

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/14/2014 | Send Email
*V Tons of ripe fruit. Super flavor. Great value! This is stunning wine for the vintage.

Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/14/2014 | Send Email
Dark fruit and a touch of pepper. Attractive front to back, with good grip and tannin control.

Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/14/2014 | Send Email
This is one of the great classics as far as values go-always good and dependable. It has a racy nose with hints of herbs, flowers and loads of red fruits. Nice creaminess. This is classic.

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