2009 Chateau LascombesBlend from France
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As many of you already know, the pricing on the First Growths in Bordeaux has increased dramatically over the last several years. Because of that, demand for the big Second Gro...
- 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90-93 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
- 92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 92 Wine Enthusiast
94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Aromas of black tea, blackberries, blueberries and coffee bean, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Lovely mouth feel. Very well done. Try in 2019." (02/12)
94 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2009, which is inky blue/purple to the rim, is a final blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot at 14% natural alcohol. The wine has a beautiful blueberry-scented nose with hints of acacia flowers, licorice, graphite and some subtle charcoal and background oak. Clearly a modern style of Margaux, it is pure, seamless, full-bodied and opulent, and the high glycerin and silky texture of 2009 are brilliantly displayed in this wine. Drink it over the next 15+ years, although it is certainly capable of lasting well past two decades." (02/12)
90-93 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
"Inky, glass-staining purple. Chocolatey torrefaction and herbs currently dominate black fruit aromas on the nose. Much more fruit-dominated in the mouth: pure, rich, almost decadently ripe blackberry and cassis flavors are plush and creamy, but possess excellent grip and precision. Very polished tannins give the luscious finish an ultrasmooth texture. Maybe a bit more New than Old World, but this version of Lascombes is much more reminiscent of classic Bordeaux than other recent vintages and appears to be the best vintage here in years." (06/10)
92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of coffee, nuts and charry oak. Supple, sweet and chocolately. Nicely concentrated, broad and round, showing a lush texture and a good chewy texture. Finishes with sweet tannins and a lingering element of smoky oak. Lovely claret." (07/12)
92 Wine Enthusiast
"A wood- and fruit-driven wine, very modern in style. It has the ripest fruit along with dense tannins and concentration. The style is more international than Margaux, but the wine is certainly delicious. -RV" (02/12)
As many of you already know, the pricing on the First Growths in Bordeaux has increased dramatically over the last several years. Because of that, demand for the big Second Growth estates has been much higher as of late and now, we are thrilled to offer one of our favorite producers.
Chateau Lascombes has been on fire over the last 10+ years as the estate has turned out one fantastic release after another. The 2009 vintage is no exception to the rule.
We have a few cases of the 2009 Chateau Lascombes on the way to the shop now. As you can see from the tasting notes below, it is a vintage highly regarded by the critics and, dollar for dollar, represents one of the very best buys from Margaux!
94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
94 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90-93 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
92 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
92 - Wine Enthusiast
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco|