The finesse and smoothness of an exceptional Margaux
Chateau Lascombes is a true icon of the prestigious Margaux appellation. It is a Second Classified Growth with a style that distinguishes itself among the most beautiful benchmarks on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region.
The Chateau Lascombes 2010 is a blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Petit Verdot (5%). It reflects the complexity of an exceptional terroir that highlights the expertise of the estate’s technical team in the vineyard and in the winery.
The Chateau Lascombes 2010 is a wine that has a brilliant black color of great depth. In its youth, the nose is subtle that develops into an admirable bouquet of ripe red fruit (red and white cherry) and delicate notes of mocha and even chocolate. The palate offers a fresh first impression with creamy sensations, and then reveals tannins of extreme finesse to give a silky mouthfeel. Power, finesse and roundness are all in perfect balance. The Chateau Lascombes 2010 stretches in length to give a persistent and deliciously aromatic finish. This is an exceptionally round and smooth Margaux in a modern style.
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.