About Chateau Lascombes 2010 Margaux, Cru Classe
Chateau Lascombes is ranked in the Deuxieme Cru (Second Growth) of the Medoc 1855 Classification and is a perpetual top performer among the world's greatest Bordeaux. We have a long history with this wine and now it's back by popular demand! This is the sixth vintage we've carried! Robert Parker scored this wine from the outstanding 2010 vintage 96 points saying "The wine hits all cylinders in 2010. The average alcohol for the bottled wine is 14%. It has a gorgeously sweet nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers, subtle barbecue smoke and charcoal followed by full body, beautiful intensity, great purity, stature and length. The influence of any oak is minimal, despite the fact that 90% new French oak was used. Needless to say, this is an example of modern-styled winemaking at its finest, and arguments that such wines will not age well, do not represent their terroir , and are soul-less, are totally groundless. Give it five or so years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. This is one of the great Margaux wines of the vintage. Probably the greatest Lascombes made to date, the 2010 is a blend of 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot." and the Gilbert & Galliard French Wine Guide scored this 98 points saying "Dark-hued. Very delicate nose revealing a marvelous fusion of black fruit and oak. Sterling quality texture, delicate aromas and above-average length. A great bottling that still has lots to offer."