2016 Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc

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2016 Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc

A complex and elegant Haut-Médoc, from a good vintage.

Tasting Notes

Drinking beautifully now, this has a classic Médoc cigar box nose, followed by a textured, fleshy, plum fruit and aniseed-scented palate.


From a total of 32 hectares of 30 year old Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot vines, planted on gravelly soils. After harvest, grapes are manually sorted to ensure optimal maturity. Temperature controlled open fermentation in concrete vats, with extended maceration and regular pumping over.


Château Lanessan has belonged to a succession of eight generations of the Bouteiller family since the 18th century. You might assume such a longstanding family to be traditional and staid, but in fact they are very open and receptive to new influences. In 2009 they employed winemaker Paz Espejo (who came to Bordeaux from her native Spain in the 1990s) to inject new vigour into the estate. Paz’s goal is to “grow excellent fruit while remaining loyal to our fantastic terroir”. Working alongside oeneologist Eric Boissenot and advised by Hubert de Boüard of Château Angélus, she has made significant changes in the vineyard and in the cellar that now are being reflected in the quality of the wines.


In 2011, Château Lanessan joined the Environmental Management System launched by the CIVB to promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly viticulture and in 2014, it was certified HVE Level 3.


Year 2016
Bottle Size 750ml (packed in a wooden case)
Cultivar 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Country France
Alcohol content
14% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.5 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Allergen Information Contains sulphites & egg fining agents
Dietary Information Vegetarian, Sustainable farming
Food Matches
Your Sunday roast of choice: beef, lamb or nut.
Origin Bordeaux
Appellation Haut-Médoc