2014 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc (3L) (Pre-Arrival)
The 2014 Lanessan is wonderfully silky and nuanced in the glass. Bright red stone fruits, cranberry, blood orange, mint, spices and crushed flowers add nuance in a mid-weight, polished wine that should drink beautifully over the near and medium term. (AG)
Quite dense, firm fruit, classic claret in the old fashioned style. (SS)
Dark crimson. Luscious palate entry and then some succulent fruit on the palate and the freshness is (just) not excessive. Just very slight greenness on the finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château Lanessan 2014 has an unusually high-toned bouquet with blackberry and iodine aromas, Margaux-like in style, with a pinch of cedar and black pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a little pinched at the moment but this Lanessan should mellow and gain weight by the time bottling. Classic, reserved with a graphite aftertaste - those that appreciate the style of Lanessan will appreciate their 2014. (NM)