2001 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc

SKU #1061746 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Lanessan's 2001 is a consistent overachiever in Haut-Medoc. This wine nearly rivals the outstanding 2000. It is a seriously-extracted, dark ruby/purple-colored offering with ripe cassis fruit, notes of leather and earth, and a hint of truffles. It is medium-bodied, pure, and savory, with copious tannin. It will age well for 10-15 years.  (4/ 2002)

K&L Notes

Over 5000 bottles sold over the years. A perfect drinking wine right now. So delicious and mineral driven. Sweet core of fruit. Buy cases.-Clyde Beffa

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By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/21/2013  | Send Email
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Between this vintage and the 1997, I can’t make up my mind as to which one I absolutely like the best. The problem, here, is that I love this Bordeaux vintage. It is a classic great vintage to me. But the 1997 is so superb to drink now, it is hard for me to decide. Read my description of the 1997 and apply it to this Gem. Rusty has indicated that this production will be one of our house reds for however long it is around. 13.0% ABV
Drink from 2013 to 2016

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/1/2011  | Send Email
If you are looking for a Bordeaux that is mature and drinking well now, the 2001 Lanessan is good choice. It has a nice and interesting aromas of a classic Bordeaux. In the mouth, it has wonderful fruit that is balanced out with earthy flavors and ends with a nice dry finish. The 2001 Lanessan will go well with beef or pork and is a steal at only $19.99.

By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/13/2011  | Send Email
I'm stoked (that's Californian for "psyched"). We have a good chunk of this vintage of Lanessan and, for my money, it is the tastiest vintage of the several we have featured recently. I have some 1999 in the cellar and now I will need some 2001 to complement it. Here you will find expressive, pure, red cherry fruit coupled with warm earth. For a taste of what traditional Bordeaux once was then you should buy this wine. A way under-priced bargain. BARGAIN.
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By: Jeff Garneau |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/7/2011  | Send Email
For lovers of Bordeaux looking for a guilt free, everyday claret. Drinking beautifully at 10 years of age. Value priced at under $20. Lovely ripe red fruits - tart currant and sweet cherry. Wonderfully savory. Enticingly spicy. Good concentration, persistence and length. Spot on.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/6/2011  | Send Email
A delicious wine that is perfect right now. Great cassis aromas follow to palate, which is soft, elegant and lingering.e. A steal for less than $20. This, and a rack of lamb would be heavenly.

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/5/2011  | Send Email
This was by far the biggest hit of the tasting judging by how much we sold (people were grabbing full cases). By now our customers know how much we like this property, and this is drinking well right now. The nose is cedar, spice, anise and black fruit with a bit of damp earth/mushroom in the back. The palate is integrated with cassis, blackberry, spice and earth. The wine has a long finish with bright acidity at the end. Lovely.

By: Jacques Moreira |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/3/2011  | Send Email
Showing a dark brickish color that denotes a more developed character. A very elegant nose of sweet coffee, plums and a touch of pepper. Soft tannins, and very much ready to drink. All in all it’s a bargain for what it offers.

 By: jeff ross |  Review Date: 12/31/2011 
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Lanessan is one of my favorite Haut Medocs, and is consistently a safe bet. The 2001 is a wine with a Bordeaux finesse that may be a touch light for West Coast imbibers of more hearty California cabernets. As it opens, however, the Lanessan, despite its lightness, packs just enough of a punch for me to recommend it, especially at below $20. It is drinking perfectly now, and I would not hold it for too much longer unless in a controlled space, and, even then, do not expect further improvement.
Drink from 2011 to 2015

 By: AndyG |  Review Date: 9/13/2011 
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Dry and austere with a characteristic note of dust or earth but little fruit to speak of. I paired it with a grilled steak, and the wine was overwhelmed by the grilled meat flavors. It's a pleasant wine, but I was hoping for more.

 By: Muksi |  Review Date: 8/11/2011 
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I tried the 1996 and 2001 vintages, I like the 2001 much better, it has wonderful fruit with rustic earthy flavours. Its also very vibrant and fresh due to the higher acidity. The 1996 is good but just a bit flat as compared to the 2001.

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