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126 Ratings
Chateau Lascombes Margaux
$69.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) "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.

    almost 2 years
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    nice silky long finish

    almost 2 years
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    WS 91

    almost 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2002 Vintage) "A candidate for one of the top wines of the vintage, Lascombes has turned in a brilliant effort with a deep ruby/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of plums, cassis, black cherries, and flowers. It boasts a terrific texture, medium to full body, an expansive, multi-layered mid-palate and a tremendously pure finish revealing nicely integrated wood, acidity, alcohol, and tannin. This is a beauty of precision and power. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020."
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2006 Vintage) 50% Merlot; 45% Cabernet Sauvignon; 5% Petit Verdot. A touch sweeter in scent owing to both obvious ripeness and an extra measure of rich oak, Lascombes intimates a sense of juiciness that separates it from its classmates in 2006. It is a touch dry at the finish, and its relatively fine-gained tannins afford it room to grow without adding prohibitive toughness.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08