B-21 Top Recommendation
Chateau Lascombes, the prized Deuxièmes Cru of the 1855 classification, is certainly no stranger to those of us who treasure outstanding Bordeaux at earthbound prices. For vintage 2010, once humble Lascombes reached new heights, achieving "Best Ever" status in the eyes and to the palate of Parker. This is Margaux at its finest; easily competing with neighboring Chateaux Margaux and Palmer, yet for a fraction of the price. For two decades this was Alexis LichiBemanine's pride and joy. He owned this prestigious property high atop the Margaux plateau and lovingly and with great care and attention to detail elevated its status. For the money in its appellation, nothing compares – especially in 2010. Chateaux Margaux – three points higher in 2010 – trades at millionaire levels; rarely available under a cool grand. Palmer? Besting Lascombes by a mere two points in 2010, it routinely fetches $400+. Parker took great pride in shouldering Lascombes for 2010, lifting her up as a beacon for all as a shining example of "modern-styled winemaking at its finest;" insisting that terroir and soul are on full display in this glorious vinous achievement.