Chateau Lanessan 1996

I saw this one at auction, and thought it worth a try.  Cloudy in the glass, it is a medium intensity garnet in colour.  The aromatics are classic left bank Bordeaux - pencil lead, blackcurrant and a refined air.  The palate is mature with resolved tannins, subtle cedar notes and a medium length finish.   There's general balance and class here in the blackcurrant and cedar nuances.  This wine is certainly ready to drink now and probably just a little past its best.  The last part of the bottle was full of sediment and therefore careful decanting is required.  Good

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $40s
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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October 14, 2013

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