Château Lascombes 2014
• Domaine: Château Lascombes
• Appellation (AOC): Margaux
• Classification: Second Growth, 2ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
•Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"The 2014 Lascombes was perplexing when I tasted it multiple times from barrel. Now in bottle, it has a generous, warm bouquet with chestnut-tinged black fruit, hints of cedar filtering through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth in texture with ample blackberry and blueberry fruit, although my main criticism is lack of detail and delineation on the finish. Ergo, you don't feel enthused about returning for another sip." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (3/31/2017, Interim Issue), Ratings: 87
"This is a fruity, wonderfully stylish wine. It has already developed impressive balance between fruit and structure. It has ample acidity and a layer of dark tannins that promise successful aging for the future." - Wine Enthusiast, Rating: 94
"The 2014 Lascombes is a bold, dramatic wine. Dark stone fruit, leather, bittersweet chocolate, smoke, licorice and French oak all meld together in the glass. Lascombes is a powerful, modern Margaux with soft contours and considerable fruit intensity. All the elements come together effortlessly. Readers should expect a bold, intense wine. " - Antonio Galloni,Rating: 94
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