Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.932 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 / year that is easy accesible, mild smell with impressions of cherries and plums, soft vannilla, a bit sharp taste from bottle but velvety after a few hours in decanter. I like Lanessan because it is reliable. #hautmedoc Partnered with a steak, green asparagus with baked almond shavings.

Vintage 2012 / year that is easy accesible, mild smell with impressions of cherries and plums, soft vannilla, a bit sharp taste from bottle but velvety after a few hours in decanter. I like Lanessan because it is reliable. #hautmedoc Partnered with a steak, green asparagus with baked almond shavings.

Dec 4th, 2018
Chris MacLean

The great value hype this producer is getting does not seem misplaced to me. Lots of length and good earth-fruit balance.

The great value hype this producer is getting does not seem misplaced to me. Lots of length and good earth-fruit balance.

Sep 11th, 2017
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Ice pretty nose very tight just opened

Ice pretty nose very tight just opened

May 31st, 2017
John Bratincevic


NOSE: plum…cherry…yeast…and — I’m not joking — DEAD MOUSE. Like, right out of the mousetrap. Also some kind of wild brambly berry cordial. Also, raspberry tea.

TASTE: silky cherry - you can really taste the cherry pits. Light-medium weight. A little almond extract. Some herbs I can’t quite peg - like a really mild clove. Weak drip coffee on the finish. Mild mannered (you’ll notice all my adjectives connoting watered-down), but good. No dead animal tastes that I notice. 🤣

To me, this is an 89 or a 90 … I usually err on the lower side of my instincts, but I think a 90 is warranted.


NOSE: plum…cherry…yeast…and — I’m not joking — DEAD MOUSE. Like, right out of the mousetrap. Also some kind of wild brambly berry cordial. Also, raspberry tea.

TASTE: silky cherry - you can really taste the cherry pits. Light-medium weight. A little almond extract. Some herbs I can’t quite peg - like a really mild clove. Weak drip coffee on the finish. Mild mannered (you’ll notice all my adjectives connoting watered-down), but good. No dead animal tastes that I notice. 🤣

To me, this is an 89 or a 90 … I usually err on the lower side of my instincts, but I think a 90 is warranted.

Nov 18th, 2022
Alexandre Pagliano

Dark robe with a nice nose of tobacco, cigar box, asphalt and soil notes. Very elegant and polished tannins, complex, in a medium bodied and long finish. Very good now but will get better with 3 to 5 years in the cellar. One of our favorite bordeaux values.

Dark robe with a nice nose of tobacco, cigar box, asphalt and soil notes. Very elegant and polished tannins, complex, in a medium bodied and long finish. Very good now but will get better with 3 to 5 years in the cellar. One of our favorite bordeaux values.

Sep 12th, 2022
Roger Tye

Renaud dinner party

Renaud dinner party

Mar 20th, 2022
Martijn

True to type Medoc. Cab S tones and a freshness of some mint.

True to type Medoc. Cab S tones and a freshness of some mint.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Dean Durka Patel

Nice smell
Full
Light med colour
Smooth start
Little bitter finish

Nice smell
Full
Light med colour
Smooth start
Little bitter finish

Oct 3rd, 2019
Sharon Su

Easy to drink. Smooth. Mature. Easy to drink.

Easy to drink. Smooth. Mature. Easy to drink.

May 23rd, 2019
Cindy Glennon

From Salem Wine Imports. Pepper and smoke with hint cocoa. Very drinkable and stood up to pork with a medium hearty sauce.

From Salem Wine Imports. Pepper and smoke with hint cocoa. Very drinkable and stood up to pork with a medium hearty sauce.

Oct 14th, 2018