The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness, thanks to an exceptional Indian summer, and the sanitarian conditions were more than satisfying. This is a pledge of a carefully created 2014 Lanessan for the consumer. It gives off red and black fruit scents, shy at first yet more expressive once swirled in the glass. The aromatic palette gives a sensation of freshness (specific of this vintage). The palate of this Chateau Lanessan is unctuous with fleshy, with almost creamy tannins. It is a well-produced Haut-Medoc that can be appreciated quite early (2020-2026) while ageing in good conditions.
The 2014 Lanessan still offers that quite exuberant, high-toned bouquet that I observed out of barrel: fleshy red cherry and strawberry fruit laced with a touch of orange blossom, maybe less floral than it showed back then. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly dry, grainy tannin on the entry. It is balanced but just lacks the depth and substance that I was hoping it would gain during its barrel maturation. As such, I feel it will be an earlier-drinking Lanessan than I expected.