2014 Château Lanessan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Haut-Médoc

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Community Tasting Note

  • Jake Barnes wrote: 88 points

    August 1, 2020 - (8/1/20) This 375ml was much further along than the one I tasted six months ago, so bottle variation might explain the differences in my experiences. This was not well concentrated, as my last one was, and the tannins were quite resolved. There is no indication that there is any cab franc in this wine, but the bright red fruits that dominated the palate were accompanied by an amount of pyrazines I would have expected from a blend containing at least 20% cab franc. On the positive side, the soft nose and palate were both very open on PnP, which was not the case with my last bottle, and there was a very long finish; 13.5% abv. (***/15/88)

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  • ex-sommelier commented:

    8/2/20, 10:24 AM - Cooler vintage Cab Sauv can definitely show some pyrazines, and 2014 was definitely a leaner, more old fashioned vintage for Lanessan. I imagine this will age well but isn't going to flesh out much.

  • Jake Barnes commented:

    8/2/20, 1:58 PM - Good to know! I’m relatively new to wine tasting (only been at it for a couple years or so), and I’ve not yet really experienced (to my knowledge) the greenness associated with underripe fruit, only that generally associated with cab franc. Thanks for the insight!

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