Château Lanessan Haut Médoc 2014
VinousThe 2014 Lanessan is gorgeous. Wild cherry, herb and tobacco give the wine its distinctive savory aromatic profile, while firm tannins add energy. The result is a touch rustic, but it is also immensely pleasing. There is lovely depth in the glass, although the 2014 appears to have shut down a bit post-bottling.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Lanessan still offers that quite exuberant, high-toned bouquet that I observed out of barrel: fleshy red cherry and strawberry fruit laced with a touch of orange blossom, maybe less floral than it showed back then. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry, grainy tannin on the entry. It is balanced but just lacks the depth and substance that I was hoping it would gain during its barrel maturation. As such, I feel it will be an earlier-drinking Lanessan than I expected.