Chateau Lanessan 2001
The sale of a few bottles of the Chateau Lanessan 2001 this morning, reminded me how delicious it was!
I indulged in a bottle a few weeks ago now and it was drinking beautifully. Really elegant with fine tannins, notes of rich blackberry and dark fruits, with a real earthy edge. Deliciouly classy and complex with a very long, fine finish.
If you're thinking of indulging in something special this weekend, I can't recommend this enough!
Chateau Lanessan 2001
Chateau Lanessan describes itslef as 'Grand Cru Hors Classe', this is due to the fact that one of the previous owners felt it unnecessary to submit samples for the 1855 classification, so Lanessan's traditional ranking is as a 4eme Cru Classe and this was never ratified.
Lanessan is located just to the south of Gruard-Larose in the commune of Cussac-Fort-Medos and has 40 hectares of vines growing in deep Garonne gravel. The blend is 60% Cabernet, 36% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the wines is aged for 12 months in a combination of new, one year old and two year old oak.
Lanessan has a reputation for producing Cru Classe standard wines at Cru Bourgeois price!
Connolly's Price £18.99 per bottle
Buy a case of 12 in its own wooded box for just
£199.50 (£16.63 per bottle).
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