Les Caleches De Lanessan, Haut Medoc
- Bordeaux, France
- Chateau Lanessan
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
The second wine from Chateau Lanesson from an classic, early maturing vintage. 12 months spent of French oak, one third new, one third one year old and one third two years old. Drinking well now and will continue to improve over the next few years.
Dark and brooding with black fruit and light, sweet spice, cinamon, clove and sandalwood on the nose. The palate continues with black fruit and liquorice balanced and softened by toasty oak.
Chateau Lanessan is an eighteenth century Chateau from the Haut-Medoc. Bought by the Delbos family in 1793, Louis Delbos decided not to send samples that were requested for classification at the 1855 Paris Universal Exhibition as he felt that Chateau Lanessan already had an excellent reputation and didn't need another minor classification. This minor classification turned out to be the now famous Bordeaux classification of 1855 that has famed and cemented the reputation of Bordeaux's top Chateaux ever since.
Chateau Lanessan's ownership was followed by eight generations of the Bouteiller family, descendents of the Delbos family. Now run by Paz Espejo Chateau Lanessan underwent several changes toward modernisation within the winery and vineyards and now applys the Environmental Management System launched by the CIVB in order to become sustainable and environmentally friendly. The Lanessan estate boast four wines including the Caleches De Lanessan made from 20 year old vines.