Ch. Lanessan (0.75 L)
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.
WA / RP: 86