Very deep purple-black colored, the 2019 Lanessan strides boldly out of the glass with notes of crushed blackcurrants, warm plums and cedar chest plus hints of pencil lead, bay leaves and Marmite toast. Medium bodied, the palate has a sturdy foundation of chewy, rugged tannins and loads of freshness supporting the black fruit layers, finishing savory.
The 2019 Lanessan has a ripe, upfront nose that is missing a bit of precision: plenty of liquorice notes coming through. The palate is better with sweet black fruit laced with black pepper and tobacco. The finish is nicely proportioned. I just need to see more delineation and terroir expression once in bottle. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Chateau Lanessan, 33460 Cussac-Fort-Médoc, Frankreich/France