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Chateau Lanessan 2016

Haut-Médoc, France


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    JS 92-93 RPWA 90-92 DEC 91 RPWA 90
    JR 16+/20 JL 92

Grape Variety
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cab Franc

Wine Style
Red – Savory and Classic


Wines & Spirits:
The 2016 Lanessan is an attractive wine. A host of savory, earth-driven Cabernet Sauvignon overtones give the wine good aromatic nuance and complexity to play off the plump, generous, dark-fleshed fruit. Pliant and deep, the 2016 should drink well with minimal cellaring, especially if the tannins soften a bit.

Vinous Antonio Galloni:
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. (AG) (1/2019)

Sweetness: Dry     |     Maturity: Early     |     Type: Table

Food Suggestions:Beef and Venison. Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

When to Drink: 2025 – 2040


  • 92-93 James Suckling

    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. (2/2019) A structured young red with currant and berry character. Medium body, velvety tannins and a savory finish.

  • 90-92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Neal Martin

    The 2016 Lanessan has a perfumed, quite floral bouquet with graphite tinged black fruitùfine 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. (28th Apr 2017)

  • 91 Decanter

    This is an ambitious take on 2016, pushing the vintage but successfully so, going for a cerebral 2010 feel rather than the generosity of 2009. Classic liquorice and slate, tight cassis fruits and an extremely well paced delivery of fresh tight tannins lead into a gorgeous, lifted juicy fruit finish. From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. I like this a lot. (JA) (4/2017) Barrel Sample

  • 90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

    Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lanessan offers cassis and plums on the nose with a core of cedar, earth and herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate is firm, grainy and lively with good expression. (LPB) (11/2018)

  • 16+/20 Jancis Robinson

    Lifted aromatic nose. Polished tannins with some inner glow. Dry end. Very solid performance. *Good Value* 16+/20 points. (JR) (4/2017)

  • 92 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

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