2003 Chateau Lascombes Margaux
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101 Ratings
2003 Chateau Lascombes Margaux

Wine Description

(From 2006 Vintage)

The 2006 Chateau Lascombes Margaux Bordeaux is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.

90 Points - The Wine Spectator (March 31, 2009)

"Displays blackberry and blueberry aromas, with a hint of cappuccino. Full and silky, with a lovely texture of ripe tannins and an aftertaste of dark chocolate, berry and light vanilla. This is a solid estate making solid wines now."

90 Points - The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (February 2009)

"One of the more modern-styled wines from the appellation of Margaux, always with a prominant overlay of toasty new oak, espresso roast, and sweet black fruits, this wine seems more restrained and has backed off its concentration with the 2006. It is a mid-weight, elegant wine with notes of licorice and black currants as well as a hint of tobacco leaf. This wine is concentrated and obviously outstanding, but the moderate tannins in the finish suggest cellaring it for 2-3 years and drinking it over the following 15-20."

88-90 Points - The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker (February 2009)

"Relatively lightweight, but attractively perfumed, this will be an early developer. It has some firm tannins, but not too dark, smoky wood and fruit that come out easily." --

89-91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (May/June 2007)

"Suave on entry, then supple and fruity in the middle, with a plump texture for the year thanks to ripe acidity. An excellent showing."

About the Vintner

Chateau Lascombes logoFounded in the 1600's by the Lascombes family, Château Lascombes was classified as one of only 13 "Second Growths" in 1855. In 1952, famed wine authority, author and bon vivant, Alexis Lichine purchased the 207 acre estate. Inspired by its diverse terroir -- calcareous clay soil for Merlot, gravel-sand for Cabernet Sauvignon -- and driven with exuberant personality, Lichine oversaw Château Lascombes' extraordinary mid-century metamorphosis and growth in world reputation.

Today's current owners have committed themselves to an even higher echelon of quality with their choice of Dominique Befve as GM and Michel Rolland as consulting enologist. The sum of generations of intention, investment, expertise and a rare terroir, Château Lascombes has repeatedly garnered international acclaim for their pure expression of Margaux.

Winemaker's Notes

"In less than five years this property has emerged as one of the appellation’s up and coming stars thanks to the infusion of money from the American conglomerate, Colony Capital, as well as the braintrust that now oversees the winemaking, Yves Vatelot (of Reignac fame) and the internationally renowned oenologist, Michel Rolland. The dark plum/ruby-hued, open-knit 2003 offers a big, sweet nose of barbecue smoke, plum liqueur, creme de cassis, flowers, new saddle leather, and damp earth. Loads of b...

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"In less than five years this property has emerged as one of the appellation’s up and coming stars thanks to the infusion of money from the American conglomerate, Colony Capital, as well as the braintrust that now oversees the winemaking, Yves Vatelot (of Reignac fame) and the internationally renowned oenologist, Michel Rolland. The dark plum/ruby-hued, open-knit 2003 offers a big, sweet nose of barbecue smoke, plum liqueur, creme de cassis, flowers, new saddle leather, and damp earth. Loads of b...

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    $65. still corpulent, needs a lot more time to drink on its own, great with steak now, nice finish, big wine that will smooth out with time.

    5 months
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    nice silky long finish

    3 months
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    WS 91

    3 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 152 on Apr-04