1989 Lanessan, Haut-Medoc
Slightly rustic, but a big wine. Young and well structured. Good dark-ruby color. Blackberry, cherry and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a ripe berry, tobacco aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2001.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Lanessan's 1989 is herbaceous, but also fat, richly fruity, and soft. A weighty, rich, full-bodied wine, it offers gorgeous amounts of fruit, glycerin, and tannin. (RP)
Over the years Ch. Lanessan has gained quite a following here at K&L for offering exceptional Bordeaux values. While this is more expensive than many of our previous offerings, it is still quite the bargain from the 1989 vintage, which critic Michael Broadbent said was, "Unquestionably a great vintage and one which brought the decade to a resounding close." K&L's co-owner and Bordeaux buyer, Clyde Beffa Jr. says: "I drank the lovely 1989 Lanessan last night. It was a vibrant and lively wine, a 25-year-old beauty. The sweetness of the vintage combines well with the old school-style of the property. It has fine structure and great length on the palate. Delicious with rack of lamb. Direct from the property. Perfect fills and labels."