A decent effort in this tough vintage for some of the Médoc wines, Lanessan’s 2012 has some nice suppleness to the tannin, cranberry and black cherry fruit, plum and blackcurrants. It is medium-bodied with earth, herbs and spice. Drink it over the next decade.
"In 1793, Jean Delbos, a Bordeaux wine merchant bought the property, made up at the time of 24 hectares (60 acres) of vines. It was Architect Henri Duphot who finished construction work on the present Château. Its neo-classical style is inspired by Tudor's influences. The winemaking cellar was also built.
Today, the property solicits advice from Hubert de Boüard, the owner of Château Angélus, who contributes his know-how and skills in vine husbandry in support of Paz Espejo and Eric Boissenot, the estate’s established oenologist."