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Château Lascombes 2016

Bordeaux - Margaux - 2ème Grand Cru Classé - Château Lascombes

2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855

$86.67
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Merlot 50%
Cabernet Sauvignon 47%
Petit Verdot 3%
Château Lascombes

Château Lascombes

It's hard to resist the charm of Château Lascombes, nestled in the heart of the Margaux appellation. It was named by its owner, Chevalier Antoine de Lascombes, in 1625.

Since then, several generations of Lascombes have succeeded one another, each contributing to the property's reputation. 

The Château Lascombes was thus crowned Second Grand Cru Classé in 1855, during the famous official classification for the Paris Universal Exhibition. Having belonged to a French mutual insurance company since 2011, Château passed into the hands of the American Lawrence family in November 2022. Owners of a Domaine in Napa Valley, their aim is to continue the quest for perfection for this iconic Médoc cru.

The vineyard is located on clay gravel and clay-limestone soils, and reaches a size of 130 hectares of vines including 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. The wines are aged for 18 months for the grand vin and 16 months for the Second vin, Chevalier de Lascombes, in oak barrels, of which 70-80% is new wood for the grand vin. 

The Château Lascombes produces concentrated wines imbued with elegance, balance and undeniable pleasure.

Critics Château Lascombes 2016.

Robert Parker
94/100
James Suckling
95/100
Wine Spectator
92/100
Jancis Robinson
16/20
Vinous - A. Galloni
93/100

Description Château Lascombes 2016.

The 2016 vintage turned out to be a magnificent wine year for Bordeaux. After a rather cool spring, a magnificent summer began in the second half of June, hot and marked by drought. A beautiful month of September punctuated by a few rains beneficial to a revival of the maturity allows to offer a splendid harvest to Château Lascombes.

Blend of the 2016 vintage: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot.

The robe reveals a deep, very dark red color, tinged with brilliant ruby highlights.

The nose is particularly expressive and generous, offering notes of blackcurrant, red berries and licorice, supported by menthol and pepper notes.

Introduced in the mouth, it reveals its great game with a supple and refined texture, carried by structured and very fine tannins. Playing on flavors of black fruits and roasting, with a nice acidic frame, it slides with elegance on a long controlled finish. A great wine of Margaux, for sure.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Lascombes 2016 will be best enjoyed with roast venison fillet with cocoa powder, quail stuffed with mushrooms, lamb fillet with country flavors or roast beef with morel sauce.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.

For dessert, the pairing will be particularly delicious with a tiramisu, praline macaroons or a chocolate dome.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Lascombes 2016 can still evolve wonderfully thanks to its great ageing potential, and will reach its peak between 2030 and 2033.

However, it can be perfectly enjoyed today. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature. Open and decant ideally 4 to 5 hours before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, with an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

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