2015 Chateau Lascombes (750ml)

Merlot from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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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. We are certainly not ignoring this appellation! The once humble Lascombes has 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 Lichine'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.

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95JS
94WA

This is a powerful wine, with wood aging that adds richness to the dense tannins. Some tough extraction has not detracted from the ripe fruit or structure and will go as the wine matures. It should be ready to drink from 2026.

96 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Feb 2018)

Immediate depth to the aromas of dark cherries, plums and blackberries with subtly spicy and cedary oak amid stony, minerally accents. The palate has immense depth and presence without relying on brute force. This is all about charm and fluidity. Superb wine. Try from 2023.

95 points, James Suckling (Feb 2018)

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lascombes has a beautiful nose of black forest cake, violets, cassis and tilled soil with wafts of garrigue and potpourri. Medium-bodied, very fine and elegant with great intensity of restrained, earthy flavors, it has a long, savory finish.

94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Feb 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$99.88
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