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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 75 
ProducerChâteau Lanessan (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
UPC Code(s)3760096583333, 649944030584

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2015 and 2023 (based on 24 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 79 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by fili0028 on 5/26/2015 & rated 90 points: Decanted two hours. Medium body. Not as much aroma as expected. Kind of tight. Still medium high on the tannins. Seems like it needs a bit more time to fully integrate. Dark cherry, oak, bitter dark chocolate, hint of black licorice. (2567 views)
 Tasted by jonanator on 5/9/2015 & rated 90 points: Solid showing, once again. Developing well. (2515 views)
 Tasted by igmacfarlane on 5/9/2015: Oaky, Chinese spice nose. (2716 views)
 Tasted by Outplaying on 3/28/2015: Popped and poured. Compared to the 2011 Sottimano Pajore we had beside it, the nose was fairly subdued. The wine is generous but elegant and well balanced. Shades of chocolate, bell pepper and pencil shavings. Killer QPR. Very happy with a case purchase and I might even pick up some more as it is delicious now and should be a medium term ager. (3281 views)
 Tasted by Xavier Auerbach on 3/26/2015 & rated 90 points: A private dinner (Restaurant 't Spiehuis, Soest, Netherlands): Youthful but attractive, quite medicinal Cabernet, perfectly absorbed oak, bright fruit, light structure, mineral intensity and depth, still a bit tight but tannins are ripe, slender even in 2010 but lovely balance; good length, slightly estery cherries. (3487 views)
 Tasted by RussK on 3/3/2015 & rated 91 points: Russk. Nathan's Bx tasting at Cafe Italia. A nice juicy bistro wine. No flaws. Not much aromatic complexity. 91- (3720 views)
 Tasted by golfkompis on 2/14/2015 & rated 89 points: Mörka bär och klassiska cassis-toner i doften, mycket balanserad med rik varm smak, medel syra och tanniner på en drickvänlig nivå. Tillsammans med den gräddiga lammgrytan blev ett plus ett tre ;-) (3386 views)
 Tasted by Winedog1 on 2/13/2015 & rated 90 points: Plum. Licorice. Acid. Grape popsicle. Vanilla. Coffee. Mocha. Orange juice. Heavy sediment. (3248 views)
 Tasted by Outplaying on 2/2/2015: A couple of inexpensive Bordeaux and a Ridge: My first Lanessan. 14%. Popped and poured and followed over 2 days. Initially some mocha on the nose. On the palate the wine is tight with a mix of red and black fruits with coffee and herbal shadings. The wine is dry, a medium weight. As it opens, it seems more red fruited, with light herbs and slight bell pepper. On night one I prefer this over the Cap de Faugeres.

Day two. The wine seems leaner and more dark fruited. The tannins are more prominent and there are some oaky, bitter chocolate notes. I liked this better on night one but I am going to pick up a case to see how this develops with some age. Good value. (3306 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/30/2015: Needs a long decant. Acid and tannins are very present. The '09s are fine for drinking now but I'd let the '10s sit for a couple more years. Good promise though for a daily drinker. (3224 views)
 Tasted by Brendel on 1/29/2015 & rated 91 points: Decanted one hour. Very nice wine. Aromatic nose of typical Bordeaux profile. Lots of structure in the mouth that then yields a surprising amount of jammy, chewy fruit. Wine has a surprising amount of heavy sediment. Good blend of old and new world feel to me. Great QPR. Has tons of room to age and develop. Tasted even better on second night. Would decant 3-4 hrs next time. Will get more. 90-91. (2896 views)
 Tasted by J Mac on 1/27/2015 & rated 87 points: Juicier and more new world than I expected. Compared to previous vintages, particularly the 05, this was enjoyable but far fruitier, lighter in body, and lacking in depth. We shall see how it develops in the future. (2781 views)
 Tasted by Motz on 1/26/2015 & rated 91 points: Consistent with previous note. Gravel, black farm soil, graphite, blackcurrant, and funk. Bold, structured, and bracing. Very good value! (3053 views)
 Tasted by CWilliam on 1/10/2015 & rated 91 points: Decanted for 1.5 hours before dinner (pan seared lamb tenderloin). Dark black color. Black currants, tobacco, charcoal on nose. On palate, blackberry, oak, black currant flavor profile with high acidity, medium body and long finish with a nice tannic grip. This wine was great with the lamb tenderloins but a little too tannic on it's own. Really enjoyed and will buy a few more bottles to age. 91+ [edit} Still drinking well on 3rd night. Given price, not a bad idea to set 3-4 bottles aside and let them sit. (2861 views)
 Tasted by BPej on 1/8/2015 & rated 92 points: I decanted this for about 2 hours before pouring myself a glass and I think it definitely benefited from it. It actually reminded me of an Australian Cabernet blend that could have easily passed for something from Margaret River.
Blackcurrant and cedar with some slight alcohol on the nose. Similar on the palate with some plum and black cherry in there too. Tannins are as you would expect from any decent Cabernet blend, firm but not over the top.
For a budget Bordeaux this was great and I'm going to get a few more to see how they travel. (2862 views)
 Tasted by politeskeptic on 12/25/2014 & rated 89 points: Nose was medium black currant, a bit of licorice. Frankly a bit overpowered by the beef fat smell of the Christmas prime rib roasting. The flavor was similar, a nice black currant, with trace cedar and moderate tannins. Very nice and drinkable, but not a huge amount of structure or character. Finish has a hint of oak,but isn't super long. It's really a great wine for the price and age- nicely balanced, and easy to drink. Another good 2010 showing for Bordeaux. I've got a case, and I'm looking forward to seeing the evolution from here. (2425 views)
 Tasted by Zuperdaave on 12/7/2014 & rated 90 points: Delicious. Deep purple color with moderately slow legs. Cedar on the nose. Flavors are tight -- primarily cherry with a hint of some smoke, tobacco. Would probably evolve with some time; I think this is on the early side. Complex and enjoyable nonetheless. (2760 views)
 Tasted by skurtz on 12/7/2014 & rated 88 points: Opened to breathe for 1h. I think of this as an abstract and intellectual wine, less about fruit, more about the combination of oak, cedar, graphite smells and flavors. Definitely smooth, with an appropriate acid finish and some tannins for structure. The fruit is there, but in the background, somewhere between the acid finish and tannin backdrop, hints of raspberry and sour cherry. Very pleasant and refined, but I prefer the fruit to play a leading role, not second fiddle. Well crafted, complex but... a little too far off the mark for my taste to buy more bottles for the cellar. Maybe it is too young for me to appreciate its future potential. (3049 views)
 Tasted by lightning on 11/5/2014 & rated 89 points: So silky and elegant, especially on entry. The silkiness and medium-bodied texture really make this a refreshing and moreish wine. Medium, ripe tannins - approachable enough now. Typically Left Bank claret flavour descriptors (cassis, graphite etc). (3124 views)
 Tasted by redwave on 10/31/2014: very nice for a lower end Bordeaux, will purchase again. smooth and and very flavorful. (2514 views)
 Tasted by OzRog on 10/30/2014 & rated 88 points: Rather tight at the moment and not showing a great deal.After three hours became a little flabby and disjointed.I am a huge fan of Lanessan and I am not impressed with this wine.Very interesting that they have put a horrible cheap composition cork in it - is this indicative of what they think of it? Also I hate the new label - the old one was brilliant and really atmospheric. Very bad move - marketing people no doubt. (2821 views)
 Tasted by jonanator on 10/22/2014 & rated 90 points: From mag, this showed great. Awesome QPR (2645 views)
 Tasted by Ianjaig on 10/17/2014 & rated 88 points: Had I tasted this blind, I would have sworn it was an Australian cab sav. Fruit driven and medium bodied, pleasant but too 'new world' for me. (2605 views)
 Tasted by gigmoney on 10/12/2014: Decanted and placed back in cellar for 8 hours. This beauty is the real deal. With 8 hours of air, it really shined

I can see this one going deep into the future.

Buying more soon. (2538 views)
 Tasted by jonanator on 7/26/2014 & rated 89 points: Same notes as before, will be trying to hold these for another few years before trying the next bottle (3690 views)
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Château Lanessan

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Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.


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Vins du Médoc (Conseil des Vins du Médoc) - Read More about the Medoc
The eight precisely defined appellations of the whole of the Médoc (from Blanquefort Brook to the north of the Bordeaux built-up area, almost to the Pointe de Grave) may claim the Médoc appellation. But there is also a specific territory in the north of the peninsula which produces exclusively wines with this appellation. In the great majority, the Médocs come from the north of the peninsula. The great individuality of this region is that the number of vines has increased more recently here than elsewhere, apart from a few isolated spots where vines have grown for many years. Today, the size of the small estate has brought about the development of a powerful co-operative movement. Four co-operatives out of five belong to the group called Unimédoc which ensures aging, bottling and marketing a large proportion of their wines.


Read more about Haut Medoc and its wines Long-standing fame The legally created division into Médoc and Haut-Médoc dates from 1935. But as long ago as 1815 a Chartrons broker, whose word carried weight, spoke of great red wines in the Haut-Médoc, so recognizing the high quality successfully achieved by this region's growers in the eighteenth century. The same Bordeaux broker revealed that the business world of the Chartrons and the great Bordeaux proprietors had established a sort of league-table of the parishes in which the vine-growing communes of today's Haut-Médoc appellation showed up well.

The Haut-Médoc appellation stretches over some thirty seven miles from north to south, from Saint-Seurin de Cadourne to Blanquefort. Within this area, certain zones produce wines exclusively with the Haut-Médoc appellation. It has terroirs of remarkable quality. And although we may note a certain predominance of layers of gravel (essentially Garonne gravel) from the Quaternary, all these sites are characterized by their wide diversity. Today in the southernmost communes of the appellation, the suburbs of Bordeaux, numerous vineyards which existed at the beginning of the twentieth century have disappeared, victims of urban expansion. But the vines live on... because man has retained his devotion to them.

The astonishing variety of different terroirs, the result of the very extent of the area, explains the diversity of Haut-Médoc wines, a fact which is rare within one and the same appellation.
But, over and above the differences, linked to this mosaic of climatic and geological influence, all these wines have the same family traits of character.
Alert and lively, full-bodied without being too powerful, and harmoniously balanced, they acquire a rare bouquet over the years.

In order to have the right to the Haut-Médoc appellation of controlled origin, red wines must:
- come from the communes of Blanquefort, Le Taillan, Parempuyre, Le Pian, Ludon, Macau, Arsac, Labarde, Cantenac, Margaux, Avensan, Castelnau, Soussans, Arcins, Moulis, Listrac, Lamarque, Cussac, Saint-Laurent de Médoc, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Sauveur, Cissac, Saint-Estèphe, Vertheuil, Saint-Seurin de Cadourne "excluding all the parcels situated on recent alluvium and sand on impermeable subsoils",
- satisfy precise production conditions : grape-varieties (Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc, Carmenère, Merlot Noir, Petit Verdot, Cot or Malbec), minimum of sugar (178 grammes - 6.27 oz. - per litre of must) degree (an acquired 10°5) base yield (48 hectolitres per hectare).

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