There has been great progress here since the arrival of Madame Paz Espejo as technical director in 2009. Ploughing of the soils has been extended, wine-making takes place at lower temperature, to maximise freshness, and ancient barrels have been replaced by new French oak, regularly renewed over three years. Vibrating sorting tables were introduced, along with optical sorting, to eliminate any imperfect grapes. The 2016 was assembled from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. “For me, 2016 is the greatest vintage in Bordeaux since I first came here in 1994” says Madame Paz. “At Lanessan, this is better than our 2010 and our 2015, more elegant and balanced. The grape pips were crunchy and fully mature, smelling of walnuts, the fruit was ripe but not over-ripe, the tannins fleshy and velvety”. We love this wine, finding the colour impressive, with bright aromas of fresh blackcurrant. On the palate, this is classically structured, with fruit concentration, acidity and tannins in perfect harmony – superb value (for drinking 2019-2030+).
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