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Chateau Lascombes Margaux 2010


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The gravelly, limestone soils of Margaux are home to some of the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon based blends in the world. Roots dig deep here, allowing for great extraction of minerality and complexity from this hallowed ground.

Second Growth, Ch Lascombes was founded in the 18th century and is optimally situated at the highest point in Margaux, allowing for longer, more even growing seasons, perfect for producing tiny berries of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, the best for making refined yet powerful Bordeaux wines with incredible aging potential.

The 2010 is aromatically complex and incredibly concentrated yet light on its feet. It’s still black in color at its core with just a hint of mellowing at its edge. With that softening of color comes the introduction of more savory aromatic notes, with cedar, cigar-box and baking spices. Be sure to drink in a big glass, it’s an aromatic fireworks show.

On the palate, the wine is young, powerful, with dark layers of black cherry, cassis and currants. The finish is marked by the fine tannins of 2010, a firm structure that leaves an incredible persistence, a mile long finish, speaking to its considerable potential for long aging. Like the best of Margaux, it marries concentration and power with finesse and elegance, the hallmark for world-class wine. It has decades of life ahead of it

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96 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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. Probably the greatest Lascombes made to date, the 2010 is a blend of nearly 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest Petit Verdot.

96 Points, Decanter
A powerful, textured wine, reminds you exactly of why we describe 2010 as an architectural vintage, and it would be churlish to say that this lacks some Margaux typicity – it is quite clearly a brilliant wine that has decades ahead of it. Creme de cassis, blackberry, creme caramel, smoked campfire, grilled turmeric, pomegranate and orange peel, exuberant but staying within the lines. I often prefer the 2009 to 2010 in many estates right now, but for me this one stands out above the 2009 for having the fruit and the heft through the mid palate to really balance out the alcohol. Great stuff, and almost certain that this will taste even better after being open 24 hours. 36hl/h yield, 90% new oak; harvest September 30 to October 20. Maceration extended to 35 days at this point, still with malo in barrel. Dominique Befve director, Alain Raynaud and Michel Rolland consultant winemakers.


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