2009 Lascombes

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 94 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52787-2009-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (48% each merlot and cabernet sauvignon, with 4% petit verdot): Bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of coffee, nuts and charry oak. Supple, sweet and chocolately. Nicely concentrated, broad and round, showing a lush texture and a good chewy texture. Finishes with sweet tannins and a lingering element of smoky oak. Lovely claret.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Alluring, with coffee and mocha notes leading the way for fleshy plum, blackberry sauce and spice hints. The toasty finish hangs on nicely. A bit dressed up, but will certainly have some fans. 25,000 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2009, which is inky blue/purple to the rim, is a final blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot at 14% natural alcohol. The wine has a beautiful blueberry-scented nose with hints of acacia flowers, licorice, graphite and some subtle charcoal and background oak. Clearly a modern style of Margaux, it is pure, seamless, full-bodied and opulent, and the high glycerin and silky texture of 2009 are brilliantly displayed in this wine. Drink it over the next 15+ years, although it is certainly capable of lasting well past two decades.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Very dark purple. Extremely rich, opulent nose - Colgin style! Much sweeter than most. Not horribly exaggerated as in some previous vintages but pretty atypical. A little loose on the mid palate. Then chewy tannins. Falls away on the finish. Not for purists. Really quite mid Atlantic.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • 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

    • 301 bottles owned
    • 41 collectors