2004 Lascombes

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 93 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52787-2004-375-1A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($43-$75) Good bright ruby. Wild aromas and flavors of blackberry, coffee, mocha, chocolate and game. Sweet, dense and lush but with plenty of acidity giving the wine shape and structure. Quite concentrated for 2004: offers a very broad mouth feel without coming across as heavy. Finishes with horizontal, toothcoating tannins. An impressive showing.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Another brilliant effort from this estate, the 2004 Lascombes (a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a deep blue/purple hue along with a sweet perfume of blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, incense, smoke, and spring flowers. While opulent, underneath the full-bodied richness of fruit and depth is a structured wine. As it sits in the glass, an espresso roast character (no doubt from new oak) also emerges. Enjoy this pure, structured, fleshy beauty between 2010-2025.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Intense aromas of crushed berries and tea follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and a light herb and berry character. Slightly hollow midpalate and a bit overextracted.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating:

    Very very dark. Intense spiced black fruits with just a little toastiness. Full and firm and dense but with only just enough fruit in the middle and tannins a little dry at the end, hence the minus.ÿ (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Self | Rating:

    Author: Primary
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Toby Thomas
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Victor
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: john33
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Enforcer5981
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: bkkchriss4
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Almost ready :-) Good fruit, acidity and tannin's, nice now but would be better in a year or two.
    Author: Phil the Greek
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Clear deep brickish hues at the core with watery rim and long legs. Clean intense aromas of dark chocolate tobacco, and briary dark fruit. Dry intense palate of dried black berries, currants and dusty cedar. High acid and alcohol making for a dark and brooding expression of a Margaux a bit out of character for the region. I would wait in this one yet.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: SurgPA05
  • Self | Rating: 3.5

    Comes across as very international-styled, with the dense fruit dominated by ripe blackberries. This still could use some time in bottle.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: dwilson
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Irrespective of the Rolland controversy this Chateau has received recently (which estate hasn't!) and their oddly performing 2003 in the bottle, this 2004 is a powerhouse of a wine. Violet, BBQ, charcoal and campfire smoke scents soar from the glass, followed by a truckload of fruit in the palate. Black cherry, dark fruit and espresso roast notes are opulent and powerful. Tremendous effort, for any vintage! Drink 2009-2022.
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating:

    Needs more time, aeration not enough.
    Author: Kam009
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Note - Single bottle on floor on L
    Author: Lulu SF
  • Self | Rating: 87

    Tasted 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2005 Lascombes. 2004 was the least favored of the bunch. Appeared thin compared to the other vintages. Not a bad wine, but lacking the fullness of the others, especially the 2002.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: botro
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Too young. Nice fruit notes, tobacco, green tannins, needs alot more time.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2024
    Author: vince389
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Young
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: Spike Ngai
Named after its first owner, Chevalier de Lascombes, this Margaux ranked Second Growth vineyard produces powerful, tannic, yet elegant wines. Once owned by Chaix d'Est-Ange, a General to Napoleon III, Lascombes encountered a revival in the mid 20th century under the control of Alexis Lichine. Many decades later, Colony Capital bought the estate and controls the vineyard to date. Currently, the vines are comprised of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petite Verdot.

Lascombes produces a second wine, Chevalier des Lascombes, named after its original owner, with a fruitier flavor profile that requires less aging (about 5 to 10 years). The chateau also employs two second labels, Segonnes and La Gombaude, for its lesser wines.

See other similar producers:Chateau Latour,Chateau Pape Clement,Chateau Lagrange

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 2073 bottles owned
  • 312 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 312 collectors)