Thursday, 29 December 2016
Chateau Lanessan 2003, Haut-Medoc
Fully mature Bordeaux would be one of my desert island wines; mature Medocs have a wonderfully distinctive aroma of capsicum and earthiness.
This 2003 was born into a very hot year - and it shows as a baked character to the fruit, despite the relatively low 13% alcohol. Now 13 years old, it is fully mature and at a peak, but will continue to age.
Chateau Lanessan 2003 classic aged Medoc aromas of dried red capsicum, cedarwood, old leather and earthiness. Ripe red and bramble fruits, spice, green herbs and a slightly baked character that reveals its warm-year origins. Fresh and supple with fine, fully-resolved tannins.
Match with plain roast meats - especially fowl or game.