2009 Margaux 2e Cru Classe
The 2009 Chateau Lascombe is 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot. This Margaux 2e Cru Classe from Bordeaux reveals a violet-tinted, deep, shiny purple hue. The nose is fresh, ethereal, and refined. Delicate black fruits and spices are combined with roasted coffee scents from ageing. The attack is forward yet smooth. The palate perfectly pairs fruit flavours with strength and density. Silky tannins lead to incredible length on the finish. The 2009 Chateau Lascombe is a great classic with outstanding ageing potential.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009, which is inky blue/purple to the rim, is a final blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot at 14% natural alcohol. The wine has a beautiful blueberry-scented nose with hints of acacia flowers, licorice, graphite and some subtle charcoal and background oak. Clearly a modern style of Margaux, it is pure, seamless, full-bodied and opulent, and the high glycerin and silky texture of 2009 are brilliantly displayed in this wine. Drink it over the next 15+ years, although it is certainly capable of lasting well past two decades.