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Chateau Lascombes 2016 Margaux Grand Cru Classe


4.5/5   (5 Guides)

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2nd Grand Cru Classé in 1855

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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%.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 13,5°
Appellation : Margaux
Vintage : 2016
Color : Red
Classification : 2nd Classified Growth

This wine estate’s name comes from knight Antoine de Lascombes, born in 1625, who owned plots and vineyards.

In 1761, Jean-François and Anne de Lascombes were the owners. Jean-François de Lascombes was adviser to the Parliament of Bordeaux, king’s prosecutor to the Almiralty and member of the Academy of Bordeaux.

In the newspaper “Le Producteur” from the 4th of April 1838, it is said that this wine estate owns old vines and very good grape varieties on a precious soil. These wines are well-known for their superior quality, and can even compete with Château Margaux wines.

This wine is a Second Grand Cru, according to the prestigious ranking from 1855.

The vineyard spreads on around 85 hectares, the vines were planted on average 35 years ago. Production amounts to 244 barrels, that is to say almost 300,000 bottles, for an average yield per hectare of 2,600 litres.

Grape varieties : Merlot Noir 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 45% and Petit Verdot 5%.

The whole harvest is done by hand in wooden crates and the wine is matured in barrels for 70 to 100% depending on the year, during 18 months before being bottled.

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Guide reviews Average : 4.5/5 (5 reviews)
Parker 94+/100
James Suckling 95/100
Wine Spectator 92/100
Jancis Robinson 16/20
Antonio Galloni 93/100
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