Château Lascombes, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux, 2005

  Château Lascombes

Château Lascombes, 2ème Cru Classé, Margaux

A very well made wine which, perhaps predictably given the last few years’ offerings, balances considerable concentration with the beautiful finesse of the vintage. There is a rich nose that shows good extract and considerable weight of fruit, and the palate is intense, loaded with vanilla and herbs, over cherry and plum fruit, but the enduring sensation is one of wonderfully rounded tannins. Very good indeed.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Lascombes

Lascombes is a 2ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Margaux.

Appellation: Margaux

The wines tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbour St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, a patchwork of vineyards with lesser parcels classed purely as Haut-Médoc. A myriad of soil mixtures can be found, clay, limestone, and gravel. Though quality is not always consistent here, the potential is great as more Margaux properties were included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Graves than any other appellation.

The two leading lights are the highly sought after Châteaux Margaux and Palmer, though there are several other solid performers including Brane-Cantenac, Rauzan-Ségla, Durfort-Vivens, Lascombes, Giscours, Ferrières, Malescot St Exupery and Luc Thienpont’s new boutique vineyard, Clos des Quatre Vents.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot

A classic partnership. The stock left bank Bordeaux blend also used to good affect in the New World. Cabernet's, acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics.