An impressive château situated close to the village of Saint-Julien, Lanessan has a history going back to the early 14th century.
In 1793 it passed to the Delbos family and their descendants, the Bouteiller family, still own it today. The estate is 260 hectares with 40 given over to vines in a fairly classic mix of Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Winemaking is traditional with a reasonably high proportion of new barrels used each year. The wine is solid, well made and can offer very good value for money. Results have been especially good since winemaker Paz Espejo has been in charge.
Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2014Cabernet Sauvignon 13.5% Vol
Bordeaux > Médoc & Left Bank
Lashings of deliciously youthful, sappy fruit. Blackcurrant, cedar and cigar box notes on the...£23.50 per bottle
Les Calèches de Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2011Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0% Vol
Bordeaux > Médoc & Left BankA soft and easy second wine with delicious black and red fruits and supple tannins. Made by Paz...£16.80 per bottle
Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2018-En Primeur (red)Bordeaux >
Tasted towards the end of the week, Lanessan stood out for freshness of blueberry fruit (almost...TBA