Big bottle variation - this tastes nothing like the last. Still cedar and chocolate, but way more secondary flavors and age on the bottle - dusty, wet earth, bret nose - more tabacco powering through on the palate too. Great wine, great buy.
Quite a bit better than my last bottle two months ago (bottle variation?). This still showed the mature profile of leather and dried florals, but without the VA. The fruit, although light, was a bit more prominent. A nice lightweight claret that is very pleasing to drink right now.
A powerful nose of acetone and banana with the former being dominant as it breathed. Decanted 1 hour prior to pouring. Worse on the 2nd day. Poured down the drain. I hope this was a flawed bottle, but there was no smell or taste of corking. Anyone else experience this?
Nice aged notes of leather, dried florals and earth, but also an unusual hint of something chemical or artificial... almost like plastic or band-aids... not enough to annoy, but enough to detract. Well resolved structure but perhaps already on the downslope. Probably better 5 years ago. On day 2, the chemical taste seemed to really resemble VA... hopefully a bad bottle.
Nice dark color - not really showing its age. Medium+ body and very round and mouth-filling. More on the old world side but still very gulpable and a joy to drink. Kudos to K&L for importing wines with age at affordable prices.
Very pleasant claret. Nose has hints of flowers with some cherries and rusty overtones. On the palate this had only hint of fruits and overall leather and cedar profile with high acidity and still noticeable tannins. Very well integrated, can be consumed now, but will hold few more years.
(13%) This added in the missing ring in my recent tasting vertical of now 1996-2001. All very nice wines given you can still procure them for ~$20. This one showed what was once a structure but was simple soft, and earthy all around. A fine claret now but I’m not sure how much longer it can hold on. You likely know more than I do but if you’ve been waiting long at least try one now and let me know what you think…
Better than I had expected. Structure was there, if not the fruit. Found this in the corner of the cellar and pulled to make space! Lots of cedar/cigar, amber color, definitely a Bdx profile if simple.
Open on the nose very herby, some earth and indeed very fragrant, long . The nose stays with you and in away a great surprise. On the palate is a bit thin to start but finishes ok, and still has some life in it but we would suggest to have these sooner than later. Very nice for the price and will not dissapoint.
A much better showing than 2 years ago. Again bottle variation is an issue for mid 90s lanessan
Not as fine as the 96 but still a nice overall claret. Typical nose and body. Lacks complexity though.
Note that Lanessan makes for a great visit if you are in Bordeaux. Open 7 days a week, people are passionate, speak english and if you book they will even give you the right to create your own blend using single grape botlles. This is unique as you get to taste how a single grape fells like and wht it adds to the blend. This is unique.
Both Nicol and I are biased when it comes to Lanessans given we know the family and we have been and stayed over at the chateau. Its a wine to look out for especially over the last few years and for sure 2008 will be superb. They have spent a lot of money on technology and have even a superb grape selector. Will not disappoint
brick-red, quite translucent towards the edges. The nose is dominated by a distracting smell of stable and earthy notes. Becomes less dominant when open for a few hours. The palate is thin but quite elegant with earthy flavors and blackberries. Some mineral components and iron notes. The wine shows high levels of acidity and elegant hints of wood. The finsih is very short. If you still have any of this left, you should drink it soon, as it seems to be starting to decline.
Light notes of wet stone and mineral, with an odd intensity to the nose - almost like jalapeno peppers. A pleasant wine, with a light feel and a good flavor. The tannins are very, very soft - almost unnoticeable. The heat (jalapeno) in the nose was not matched in the taste, but it left both me and my husband craving nachos.