Château Lascombes occupies the most sought-after plots in Margaux and was included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification as a Second Great Growth. 2016 is a can't miss vintagein Bordeaux with many critics drawing comparisons to the exceptional 2010 vintage. 2016 in Margaux received a vintage rating of 97 pointsfrom Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Chateau Lascombes is located about 1 mile west of the iconic Chateau Margaux which retails for $900 a bottle.
Director Dominique Befve has led the estate since 2001. Dominique was previously the technical director of Chateaux Lafite Rothschild. Michel Rolland has been a consultant for their winemaking team for the past 20 years.
Michel Rolland grew up at Chateau Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol. After completing his degree in enology at the University of Bordeaux, Michel and his wife Dany began consulting in 1985. He now works with over 80 Chateaux in Bordeaux and has consulted internationally, Bond and Harlan in Napa, and Ornellaia in Italy, making him one of the most sought-after consultants in the world.
Chateau Lascombes has the largest vineyard in the Margaux appellationwith 120 hectares under vine, with an average vine age of 35 years. The high proportion of Merlot ensures softer tanninsand allows Lascombes to be more approachable within the 8- to 10-year mark compared to many other Médoc classified wines.
Tasting Notes: 50% Cabernet 47% Merlot 3% Petit-Verdot. The nose is open and very expressive. As you turn the glass, the richness of the wine is revealed with ripe black fruit appearing in the foreground. Discreet oak notes flow through harmoniously in an explosion of fruit aromas. The entry into the mouth is tasty, followed by an invasion of fruit on the palate. The wine is at the same time precise, concentrated, opulent and lively. The tannins are soft and silky. The oak mingles discreetly in a beautiful fleshy mouth, while the finish is extremely long.
Very attractive, ripe dark berries with a meaty edge that delivers a very compelling wine from the outset. Quite plush and elegant tannins with a smooth, juicy and attractive finish that holds long and is saturated in flavor. Seamless build. Really stunning. Try from 2022. ~95 James Suckling
The 2016 Lascombes is grown into a gorgeous wine. Blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather, espresso and copious new oak all flesh out in this ample, resonant wine. As always Lascombes is done in a style that brings out the more lush, flamboyant side of Margaux. In this vintage, all the elements meld together effortlessly, something that isn't always the case. ~93 Vinous
While there are serious layers of wood in this young wine, it scores with its rich black-currant fruits and fine ripe tannins. It has structure and concentration, a wine that has great potential. Drink from 2025. ~93 Wine Enthusiast
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