Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot and Petit Verdot
32 hectares (79 acres) of 30-year-old vines
growing in deep Garonne gravel beds.
Mechanically harvested when the fruit is optimally ripe.
It is sorted with optical screening equipment.
Fermented in coated concrete tanks equipped
with temperature control. The winemaking techniques,
pumping over, rack and return are used according
to the needs of the vintage and the fruit.
Multilayered, elegant nose.
Lovely structure on the palate with ﬂeshy
tannins and a long ﬁnish.
Light crimson. Very brisk, glossy fruit. Could be quite a charmer in the short term. Good value.
16,5 / 20. Drink 2019-2026
Dark and glossy hue and a smoke nose. The texture on the palate is very convincing, very broad, with finely polished cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a fine grip, a beautifully ripe tannic structure and precise frame. This is really promising, showing a classic style combined with confidence
and plentiful fruit.
16-17 / 20
Chris Kissack / thewinedoctor.com
90-92 / 100. Drink 2019-2032
Blackberry and black licorice aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and bright acidity. Impressive concentration for the vintage.
92-93 / 100
Dense, elegant with plenty of tannin, made for keeping. A fine accomplishment and a worthy addition to the recent series of great wines from this estate.
16 / 20
Bernard Burtschy - Le Figaro
Spice, supple and fresh on the palate, elongated and substantially fruity. Nicely extracted. Classy with tannins of lovely quality.
15,5 / 20
Jacques Dupont - Le Point
Very attractive pure, dainty fruit. Balanced and classical. For laying down.
15,5 / 20
Terre de Vins magazine
One of the stars of the vintage. Expressive and long, lovely fruit and well-integrated wood contribution. Classic, well-balanced wine.
Olivier Poels -RVF
Complexe and elegant, with refined soft tannins.
Bettane et Desseauve, La Sélection
Terre de Vins - june 2014
Dark fruit flavours and spicies. Strong and fleshy; good aging potential.
Magazine Le Point - may 2014
Soft and silky, with lovely fruit and a long and caressing texture. Excellent core of fruit. Solid for the vintage. An excellent Lanessan.
James Suckling - march 2011
Quite firm, smoky cassis fruit, fine middle
depth and elegant structure. Drink 2014-20.
Decanter - april 2011
Beautifully balanced wine from the bouquet to the very end of the aftertaste. No heroic quest in terms of size, just a discerning, natural, faithful expression of a fine terroir whose top quality is reawakening.
Le Monde mag. - may 2011
The headline of the vintage.
Bernard Burtschy - may 2011
Generally a St.-Julien/Pauillac-like offering, the 2009 Lanessan seems more explosive and concentrated than prior vintages. I'm not sure it is the finest I have ever tasted, but it boasts a dense purple color as well
as copious creme de cassis, cedar wood, underbrush, and spice notes. Beautiful opulence, silky tannins, and a long finish suggest this sleeper of the vintage will drink well for 2-3 decades. (Tasted once).
90-92 - Robert Parker
Wine Advocate - April 2010
It has been a long time since wine was the reserved tipple of beret-wearing, baguette-touting French machos. If you had any doubt about this, one of the most brilliant successes of the vintage, Château Lanessan, was made by a woman, the talented Spanish oenologist Paz Espejo.
Complex bouquet of black cherry, blackcurrant, gingerbread, sandalwood and liquorice stick. Dense and smooth on the palate, magnificently tasty and very fresh. Very attractive fresh, blended tannins.
Paz Espejo, who took over the management of the Bouteiller family estates a few months ago, has modernised and brought new life into this wine with her first vintage. Well done!
16.5-17/20 - L'Express - June/July 2010
The excellent Lanessan 09, sports a tightly-wound nose that is well-defined with blackberry, plum and cedar, earthy notes coming through with time. This demonstrated much more sense of terroir than other Medoc 2009s.
The palate is full-bodied with good fruit concentration, fine balance with a rounded supple blackberry and cedar finish that retains médocian “typicité”. This is a great Lanessan that should drink well over 10-15 years.
Neal Martin - RobertParker.com - March 2010
Good smoky and cassis nose that show
its proximity to Saint-Julien. Good balance,
length and class. Drink 2014-2020 (16 points +).
Decanter.com - March 2010