Posted this in the Puerto Rico relief thread, but since there is interest in the direction of Lanessan, I thought a stand-alone TN made sense.
2015 Château Lanessan - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (12/16/2018)
First bottle from a case purchased for $14 a bottle on futures. It’s really hard to beat Lanessan from a value perspective, and the 2015 continues the string. Maybe it has a touch more oak than prior vintages, but it’s still a classic, close to old school Bordeaux. Moderate ripeness, solid tannins, and a fair touch of finishing austerity hit the mark for me.
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Thanks for the note. Is this a tester? Are you laying the rest down for a few years?
What are your thought on its drinking window David, I grabbed a case OP.
FWIW, I’m beginning to open wines from 2000. In another thread, I posted on having a shortage of drinking companions, and not liking to open a rare, expensive wine with bottle age that won’t be as good the next day.
2000 Lanessan ain’t rare
2000 Lanessan wasn’t expensive
2000 Lanessan is every bit as good on day 2 as day 1… different but as good. What is lost in freshness and impact on day 2 is made up for by politeness.
I haven’t yet bought 2015 Lanessan, still have a ~2 cases of pre-2000s. I can’t imagine opening 2005 any time soon, will probably try 2009 before that. My last full case is 2010, but I’ll go for 2015 and 2016 in the Fullness of Time.
I should buy another bottle to try. I wasn’t thrilled with the first one about a year ago. I found it simple and I wasn’t even sure I would guess it to be Bordeaux if I tasted it blind. I am a fan of the producer though.
Yea I’m in that camp too, Jeff. I ended up doubling-down on 2014, which I really really like. David has a killer palate so worth trying again. I will.
You must be wrong, given Rolland’s presence. Please amend your note.
It’s not Rolland, Counselor. It’s your buddy Hu.
I think folks are seeing the boogeyman more than he is actually present.
This was obviously Bordeaux, and not ultra modern Bordeaux.
And to answer a question above, this was the first of the case. I’ll let the rest sit a while.
I opened my first bottle of the '15 tonight. Nothing seemed amiss from my perspective and it seemed very much of a piece with the '14. If anything, it seemed slightly less polished to me than the '14. Nothing amazing, but very decent and just needs time to fill out.