In his first review of this wine Robert Parker said: "A big-time sleeper of the vintage, this may be the finest Lanessan I have ever tasted." (04/07) More recently he rated it 90 points and continued his praise: "Shrewd Bordeaux buyers have long followed this excellent Medoc estate, whose wine can easily be confused with a St.-Julien or Pauillac. The 2005 is an undeniable sleeper of the vintage. Dark plum/purple-tinged with a beautiful nose of new saddle leather, spice box, black currants, and a hint of unsmoked cigar tobacco, it offers medium body, admirable richness, decent acidity, and ripe tannin. Although it will be drinkable in 4-5 years, these wines have an excellent track record of evolving for two decades or more." (04/08) According to the Wine Spectator: "Delicate, with blackberry and plum aromas. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins and a medium finish... offers good quality. Best after 2009." (03/08)
By: Joe Manekin
K&L Staff Member
Firm, traditional wine. I love firm and traditional BDX, it gives me hope for the future. I would buy this and put it away for a decade or more. This is just one of many traditional, age-worthy, authentic Bordeaux we sell here....
By: Clyde Beffa Jr.
K&L Staff Member
One of my favorite Haut-Médoc properties since I first tasted the 1959 and 1961 in 1971. Fine balance and tons of latent fruit that is covered by some tannin - open two hours and let it breathe. Plenty of red fruit flavors.
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