Marks and reviews
Château Lascombes is an illustrious Margaux Cru Classé, renowned for the exceptional quality of its wines. Covering 120 hectares of the Margaux appellation, this historic estate was recently acquired by the Lawrence family. Château Lascombes is preparing to enter a new era with the arrival of Axel Heinz in 2023, making the 2022 vintage particularly interesting for future comparisons.
Located on Bordeauxs’s Left Bank in the Margaux appellation, the Château Lascombes vineyard benefits from a variety of soil types, bringing a unique complexity to its wines. Viticultural methods include leaf thinning on the sunny side in June/July and bunch thinning where necessary. The grapes are harvested entirely by hand in ten-kilo crates and sorted before and after destemming to ensure optimum quality.
Winemaking and ageing
Vinification includes cold maceration, followed by gentle daily pumping over during a 35-day vatting period. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels, and the wine is aged on its lees for 3 months. The wine is aged in 60% new oak barrels for 18 months.
Cabernet Sauvignon (67%)
Petit Verdot (3%)
The colour is deep and intense.
The nose reveals scents of black cherries, blackcurrants, sweet spices, bitter chocolate and fennel.
On the palate, the wine has a fine balance between a solid tannic structure and a fresh acidity. Flavours of black fruit and spice mingle with hints of liquorice and eucalyptus for a lingering finish.
Château Lascombes 2022 is a powerful, elegant wine, characterised by its terroir and promising excellent future years. It should be enjoyed after a few years' in the cellar, to allow the tannins to soften and the aromas to develop fully.