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2010 Chateau LascombesBlend from France

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  • 96 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 89-92 Wine Spectator
  • 91-92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 88-91 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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96

"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. The production from this huge estate totals nearly 400,000 bottles."

89-92 Wine Spectator

"Slightly jammy, with a ripe, forward profile of plum, prune, blackberry and black cherry backed by an ample dose of dark licorice on the slightly raisiny finish. Score range: 89-92 -JM"

91-92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Impressive start, with lots of polished and silky tannins here, and an enticing depth of fruit and a caressing finish. Slightly one-dimensional."

88-91 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

"(50% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot and 5% petit verdot Very deep, almost inky ruby. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, dark plum, flowers and cedar, plus a whiff of menthol. Juicy, sweet and nicely deep, with red cherry, blackberry and underbrush flavors carrying through to the long finish. The wine's tannins are firm but polished, and its bright, harmonious acids leave an impression of freshness and refinement that I don't always associate with Lascombes."

Product Detail

Item # 71319
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Margaux
Ratings

96 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

89-92 - Wine Spectator

91-92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

88-91 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
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