We aim to have all wines be vintage specific. In the case the listed vintage is out of stock and you note you would like that particular vintage, we will inform you via email for approval to go ahead.
James Suckling – Impressive black fruits from the blackberry and ripe plum category, with notes of earth and warm stones. On the palate it presents a supple core, supported by red cherries and fresh plums. Velvety tannins that linger in the aftertaste. At the peak of 2021.
About This Wine
The 2016 Lanessan has a wonderfully fruit-driven bouquet with well-integrated oak showing the richness this vintage has provided. A medium-bodied wine with fine blackberry and raspberry fruit, superbly fine tannin, and a seductively smooth and balanced finish. A fantastic release from Lanessan that will ive for a long time.
|Varietal(s)||Bordeaux Red Blend|
Wines from Bordeaux
Bordeaux is in the south west of France and is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. It is the largest wine producing region in France, the vast majority being red wines. While it does make large quantities of everyday table wine, outside of Europe, it is mostly noted for producing some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world.
The Garonne and Dordogne rivers run through the region and together naturally irrigate the land while the soils are rich in calcium owing to their limestone content. These two rivers connect and run through to the Atlantic Ocean splitting Bordeaux into 3 distinct parts. We have the left bank, the right bank, and the area between the two rivers called Entre-Deux-Mers.
While in Australia we often see straight Shiraz, Cabernet or Merlots, Bordeaux does not generally produce red wine without blending. The “Bordeaux Blend” is one of the most classic and popular styles of red wine that has spread throughout France as well as throughout the New World.
On the left bank, typical top-quality blends are 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. On the right bank top quality blends are typically made of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
In general you can expect red wines from Bordeaux to taste more earthy in flavour compared to those from the New World wine regions that tend to be more fruit flavour driven.