Friday, February 29, 2008

Chateau Lanessan 2005 – Haut Medoc – Bordeaux

Garnet colored with blackberry and red currant notes. Also some scents of light oak, tar and maybe some floral essence. Medium bodied with a medium length finish.

A pleasant wine but I feel there are some better examples of (relatively) inexpensive Bordeaux from the much heralded 2005 vintage to sample. Including the ’05 Gigault Cuvee Viva which I tasted recently.

Overall this is a C+ wine for me. Bought for $22 at Garnet Wine on the Upper East Side.

1 comment:

RougeAndBlanc said...

I am so sorry to hear that '05 Lanessan is not up to par. I have had the '96, '98 '00 vintage and they all shown as solid old world Bordeaux.
Oh well, I guess rising tide lifts all boats, just not this one.