Chateau Lascombes 2012
- Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon
It displays a pretty bouquet of well-ripened red and black fruits mingling with subtle, smoky notes, such as toasted bread and roasted coffee beans.
After a fresh entry on the palate, the wine’s powerful yet elegant structure comes to the fore. The balance between alcohol, acidity and concentration is maintained. Fleshy and velvety on the mid-palate with fine, already coated tannins. The wine has amazingly integrated the vintage’s 80% new oak, which delicately accompanies the black fruit flavours. The finish is long and promises great ageing potential. - Winemaker's Notes
An intriguing blend of 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, this inky purple-colored wine is ripe, progressively styled, big, rich, thick and juicy. In other words, the 2012 Lascombes is loaded. No doubt the high percentage of Merlot in the final blend gives this wine a fleshiness and succulence that is unusual in the Médoc. Rich, pure and full, it should hit its prime in another 4-5 years and last at least two or three decades. - WA94
Château Lascombes, a Margaux ranked Second Growth in the 1855 classification, bears the name of its first owner, Chevalier de Lascombes, born in 1625. At the turn of the 18th century, Jean-Francois Lascombes, a councillor at the Bordeaux Parliament, dedicated his wealth to making a great wine at Lascombes. The existing chateau was built in 1867 by Chaix D'Est Ange. Alexis Lichine took over the property in 1952. He completely restructured Chateau Lascombes and renovated the vineyard and cellars, giving this large vineyard new life. In 1971, he sold everything to the English brewer, Bass-Charrington. Since its purchase in April 2001 by Colony Capital, a new era has begun for this property.
The Chateau Lascombes vineyard stretches over eighty-four hectares within the Margaux appellation. The present varietal distribution is 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.