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129 Ratings
Chateau Lascombes Margaux

Wine Details

Region

France

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) "A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that s...

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    fantastic nose showing a top class Bordeaux. finish is powerful and explodes in mouth. quite long but slightly light at the end. still developing even after 4 hours of opening. bot 2 no diff from bot 1. less impressive w poh piah. nose continues to be v good. 06/10 03/11 moi lum bot 3 was again different. very exciting and young. again big nose and stronger finish this time. nice contrast with the pintia. 12/13 another contrast with pintia 05. has surprisingly developed into a more masculine drop both on the nose and follow through. decanted 2 hours and drank over 6. pintia was more feminine. 12/14 4 hours decant. Beautiful. More balanced, maturing nicely.

    over 2 years
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    wow, smooth and wonderful. 93pts

    over 2 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/06