Château Lascombes 2005

Bordeaux
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£75.95 per bottle
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A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouth feel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years.

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A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouth feel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years.

Robert Parker on Apr 1st, 2008

Producer

Château Lascombes is one of largest estates in Médoc (its vineyards cover 118 hectares, representing around 12 percent of the appellation) and is situated in Margaux. It is ranked as a Second Classified Growth in the classification of the Grand Crus Classés. In addition to this wine, a second wine is also produced under the name ‘Chevalier de Lascombes’. The name Lascombes comes from the château’s first recorded owner, a knight named Antoine de Lascombes. The ownership of the Château has changed a number of times over the years – In 1951 it was bought by Alexis Lichine, a famous Russian-American wine writer and entrepreneur. In 1971, Lichine sold Château Lascombes to British drinks group Bass Charrington who then sold it onto American company Colony Capital in 2001, before finally falling back in French hands with the sale to French insurance group MACSF in 2011. The estate has been run by director Dominique Befve since 2001 and it comes as no surprise with his experience of 10 years as technical director of Châteaux Lafite Rothschild and Duhart-Milon followed followed by L’Evangile in Pomerol. The Lascombes blend is made up of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, and the wine is aged in oak barriques (60% new) for 18 months.

Château Lascombes

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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