Château Lascombes - Margaux

94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Lascombes - Margaux - 2014 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Lascombes - Margaux

94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
91 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
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Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lascombes has a beautiful nose of black forest cake, violets, cassis and tilled soil with wafts of garrigue and potpourri. Medium-bodied, very fine and elegant with great intensity of restrained, earthy flavors, it has a long, savory finish.
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Lascombes leaps from the glass with black raspberries, mulberries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of earth, herbs, meats and cedar. Medium-bodied, it has plenty of juicy fruit and is fresh and plush, finishing long with a mineral lift.
The 2014 Lascombes was perplexing when I tasted it multiple times from barrel. Now in bottle, it has a generous, warm bouquet with chestnut-tinged black fruit, hints of cedar filtering through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth in texture with ample blackberry and blueberry fruit, although my main criticism is lack of detail and delineation on the finish. Ergo, you don't feel enthused about returning for another sip.
An intriguing blend of 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, this inky purple-colored wine is ripe, progressively styled, big, rich, thick and juicy. In other words, the 2012 Lascombes is loaded. No doubt the high percentage of Merlot in the final blend gives this wine a fleshiness and succulence that is unusual in the Médoc. Rich, pure and full, it should hit its prime in another 4-5 years and last at least two or three decades.
This large, fragmented estate must be a logistical nightmare for winemakers, but the 2011, a blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, exhibits a beautifully scented nose of spring flowers, black raspberries, black currants, graphite and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and rich with supple tannins, this terrific example of Lascombes continues their qualitative revolution that began over 15 years ago. One of the stars of the vintage, this beauty can be consumed over the next 20-25 years.
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Lascombes gives up notes of dried herbs, tilled soil and black olives over a blackcurrant cordial and plums preserves core plus a touch of crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers chewy tannins and bold freshness to support the savory flavors, finishing with an herbal lift.
The medium to deep garnet coloured 2009 Lascombes reveals notes of stewed plums, baked blackberries and dried mulberries with touches of sweaty leather, raisin cake and hoisin. Full-bodied with a rugged, chewy frame, the mid-palate gives a good core of earth-laced fruit, finishing a little rustic.
Another brilliant effort from this estate, the 2004 Lascombes (a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a deep blue/purple hue along with a sweet perfume of blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, incense, smoke, and spring flowers. While opulent, underneath the full-bodied richness of fruit and depth is a structured wine. As it sits in the glass, an espresso roast character (no doubt from new oak) also emerges. Enjoy this pure, structured, fleshy beauty between 2010-2025.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Margaux
Producer:
Chateau Lascombes
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing Sugesstions:
Lamb, Beef, Venison, Duck, Game Birds, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Margaux

Margaux is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a...

Margaux is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a history dating back to the 12th century.

The style of production in Margaux is traditional, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, refined, and complex. The grapes grown in this region are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, with Cabernet Sauvignon being the dominant grape variety.

The wines produced in Margaux are typically medium to full-bodied, with a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their silky tannins, balanced acidity, and long, complex finish. The best wines from Margaux can age for decades, developing even more complexity and depth over time.

One of the most famous estates in Margaux is Château Margaux, which has been producing wine since the 16th century. Their wines are known for their elegance, finesse, and balance, with a focus on expressing the unique terroir of the Margaux appellation.

Another notable estate in Margaux is Château Palmer, which produces wines that are rich, powerful, and complex. Their wines are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with a focus on expressing the unique characteristics of each grape variety.

Overall, Margaux is a wine appellation that is steeped in history and tradition, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, refined, and complex. The wines from this region are some of the finest in the world, and are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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