2010 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1067041 91-92 points James Suckling

 Soft and silky, with lovely fruit and a long and caressing texture. Excellent core of fruit. Solid for the vintage. An excellent Lanessan.  (4/ 2011)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Dark ruby/plum colored, with evolved notes of cedar wood, earth and underbrush, this wine possesses the classic tobacco leaf and black currants of a mid-level Medoc. It is medium-bodied, has good ripeness and should age nicely for 15 or more years.  (2/ 2013)

K&L Notes

*+V An elegant wine from good terroir. Full-flavored, sweet, lush and sexy. A great value. TB: Juicy, ripe aromas of red cherries and spice. Focused and balanced with hints of minerals and slate. AP: Impressive balance, pretty bright red fruits and lots of complexity. A super sleeper.

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/13/2013  | Send Email
From barrel.... some herbaceous on nose along with red fruit. Nice red fruit on mid palate with balanced finish with tons of aromatic red fruit. Can't wait to try this after bottling.

By: Alex Pross |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/1/2011  | Send Email
Impressive balance, pretty bright red fruits and lots of complexity. A super sleeper.

By: Trey Beffa |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/1/2011  | Send Email
Juicy, ripe aromas of red cherries and spice. Focused and balanced with hints of minerals and slate.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/1/2011  | Send Email
*+V An elegant wine from good terroir. Full-flavored, sweet, lush and sexy. A great value.

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