2010 Margaux Deuxieme Cru Classe
The 2010 Chateau Lascombes displays a very deep, shiny black colour. The nose starts off with subtle fragrances evolving into wonderful bouquet of ripe fruits and red fruits (red and white cherries), complemented by pleasant delicate mocha or even chocolate notes. At first, the palate offers fresh and creamy sensations. The 2010 Chateau Lascombes is brilliantly balanced between power, finesse, and roundness: distinctive mark of this Margaux 2e Cru Classe. The finish is impressively long, and boasts persistent aromas. Truly a superior wine.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The wine hits all cylinders in 2010. The average alcohol for the bottled wine is 14%. It has a gorgeously sweet nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers, subtle barbecue smoke and charcoal followed by full body, beautiful intensity, great purity, stature and length. The influence of any oak is minimal, despite the fact that 90% new French oak was used. Needless to say, this is an example of modern-styled winemaking at its finest, and arguments that such wines will not age well, do not represent their terroir , and are soul-less, are totally groundless. Give it five or so years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. This is one of the great Margaux wines of the vintage.