Château Lascombes is a Grand Cru Classé from Margaux that expresses a perfect balance of power, elegance, softness and rich tannins. This wine’s aromas will become more complex over the years as the structure evolves to be more docile. This wine promises to be at its best for up to 30 years.
Colour: Dark ruby garnet with violet reflections
Nose: Pleasant aromas of black forest gateau on the nose, accompanied by notes of cassis, violets and earthy nuances.
Palate: On the palate it is concentrated and elegant with a great intensity of flavours. A modest red with an underlined earthy note and a long and flavoursome finish.
Grape Varieties: 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot
Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels.
Awards: 91pts – Wine Spectator; 87pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Chateau Lascombes
From the 17th century to the modern day, ten generations of owners have succeeded each other and left their stamp upon the history of Château Lascombes. The Château Lascombes vineyard covers 120 hectares (296 acres) in the Margaux appellation, as well as 10 hectares (24 acres) in the Haut-Médoc appellation. Today, it is one of the largest vineyards among the classified growths of 1855. The wines of Château Lascombes are aged in barrels for eighteen to twenty months.
Using Oxoline barrel racks, the estate has adopted highly dependable technology based on simple principles. While from the outside the winery conforms closely to the architecture of the local region, the interior offers a more contemporary style, particularly in the first-year cellar, where the lighting’s fluorescent, blue halo never fails to catch the attention of visitors. In each of the cellars, traditional materials combine to offer an image of classicism, strength and sobriety.