2020 Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc

Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Classification Cru Bourgeois
ABV 13.5%

This has aromas of blackcurrants, graphite, tomato leaves and iodine. Medium-bodied, with chewy, slightly rustic tannins. Clean, mineral and a little austere. Try in 2025. Rating: 91 James Suckling, (May 2023)

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The 2020 Lanessan is just as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, virile and imposing, Lanessan offers up a mix of black cherry, plum, gravel, incense, tobacco, scorched earth and licorice. Firm tannins wrap it all together in style. This is a terrific showing. Drinking range: 2026 - 2040 Rating: 92 Antonio Galloni, (Feb 2023)

The 2020 Lanessan has a very attractive nose, more floral than its fellow Haut-Médocs, focused and tensile with blackberry, pencil lead and light mint aromas. The palate is medium-bodied fresh and vibrant. Graphite and a dab of black pepper towards the persistent finish. This is a fine 2020 from the recently-sold estate. Drinking range: 2026 - 2045 Rating: 91 Neal Martin, (Feb 2023)

This is a wine that has a distinct feeling of under-ripeness and while it wants to impress, there is a coarse edge to the fruit and also the tannins and the acidity is too raw for my palate. Rating: 15.5+? Matthew Jukes (Jun 2021)

Château Lanessan

The wines of Chateau Lanessan are famous for their longevity. The reputation of the chateau has long been known in Bordeaux and all those who have been lucky enough to taste back through the decades have been greatly impressed by the quality and youth of these wines.

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