The 2022 Lanessan is very opulent on the nose, teetering on over-ripeness. Tinned prune infuses the high-toned black fruit, cassis emerges with time. The palate is creamy in texture, very powerful, with what feels like high alcohol toward the finish that is slightly cloying. I was expecting more from one of my favorite Haut-Médocs but this might have been picked too late. A second and third bottle were a little better.
Jane Anson 92
Firm slightly drying tannins, grilled smoked leather, fleshy blackberry and raspberry fruit. The tannins close things in on the close of play, narrowing through the palate, emphasising bitter orange and saffron, with slate and liquorice. Struggles to gain balance, but it gets there, and is a well constructed wine with Left Bank signature. 33% new oak barrels for ageing.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2040