Lanessan 2016

Haut Medoc, Cru bourgeois

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Tasting Notes

The finest wine of the decade at this address is the 2016 Lanessan, a terrific effort that unwinds in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, cigar wrapper, sweet soil tones and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, layered and impressively concentrated, with a deep core of fruit, velvety tannins and a penetrating finish, it represents a terrific value—and gives a sense of what this estate is capable of.

Score: 91

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2022-2040 31 October 2022

Currant, lead pencil and fresh rose-petal aromas follow through to a full body, round and nicely chewy tannins and a long finish. Balanced and polished. Drink in 2022.

Score: 93

James Suckling, Maturity: 2022 20 January 2019

The 2016 Lanessan has come together nicely during aging. Tobacco, menthol, dried cherry, licorice and subtle earthy notes flesh out in this supple, expressive Haut-Médoc. The tannins could use a bit of time to soften, but the 2016 has a lot to offer. I won't be at all surprised if the 2016 blossoms into an even more complete wine. (89+)

Score: 89

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2019-2026 01 January 2019

The 2016 Lanessan has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with graphite tinged black fruit—fine delineation with impressive focus, even if it is not the most complex Haut-Medoc that I encountered in this vintage out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, well-judged acidity, plenty of black fruit with a harmonous, engaging and slightly tarry finish. This is a great Lanessan that should give 20 years of pleasure. This comes highly recommended and I expect it will land at the top of my banded score once in bottle.

Score: 90 - 92

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2020-2040 28 April 2017