Château Lanessan is a Bordeaux wine estate in the Haut-Medoc appellation located on the Left Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine regions in the commune of Cussac near Fort Medoc. The estate held a rating of Cru Bourgeois Superieur, until this specific classification was annulled. Some critics have suggested that it ought to be elevated to a higher classification. The vineyard area extends to 40 hectares (99 acres), with a grape variety distribution of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. An average of 220,000 bottles of the Grand vin are produced per year.
Softer and more open-knit than the 2014, the 2015 Lanessan unfurls with aromas of sweet berries, forest floor and pipe tobacco, followed by a medium-bodied, ample palate framed by melting tannins. A charmer, it will be at its best in the comparatively near term. [88 Points, William Kelley – October 2022, robertparker.com]