2009 Lascombes



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£857.00
£429.00
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Average critic rating : 92.33 points

94

94

The 2009, which is inky blue/purple to the rim, is a final blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot at 14% natural alcohol. The wine has a beautiful blueberry-scented nose with hints of acacia flowers, licorice, graphite and some subtle charcoal and background oak. Clearly a modern style of Margaux, it is pure, seamless, full-bodied and opulent, and the high glycerin and silky texture of 2009 are brilliantly displayed in this wine. Drink it over the next 15+ years, although it is certainly capable of lasting well past two decades.||One of the more difficult estates to manage in southern Margaux is the 300 acres of Lascombes, subdivided into at least 40 to 50 separate plots, making harvest decisions, ripening, and related issues a strategic nightmare. Nevertheless, they seem to have hit pay dirt frequently over the last decade plus. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

91-93

91-93

Tasted at a negociant. The Lascombes has a ripe, sweet nose that does not exude the delineation of the Malescot St. Exupery tasted just before. Surprisingly, this sample is a little introverted compared to others, but that might change after bottling of course. The palate is medium-bodied but with very good weight on the palate. the tannins a little brutish at the moment, much more masculine and a little austere, although there is good delineation and perhaps less opulent than previous years. This should show its true potential after bottling...so one to watch. Tasted March 2010

94

94

Aromas of black tea, blackberries, blueberries and coffee bean, follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Lovely mouth feel. Very well done. Try in 2019. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

92-95

92-95

Fascinating aromas of crushed berries and fresh herbs follow through to a full body, with velvety, polished tannins and a long, long finish. Wonderful wine. More reserved than the 2005, but potentially better

16

16

Very dark purple. Extremely rich, opulent nose – Colgin style! Much sweeter than most. Not horribly exaggerated as in some previous vintages but pretty atypical. A little loose on the mid palate. Then chewy tannins. Falls away on the finish. Not for purists. Really quite mid Atlantic… Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

17

17

Fine black red, very good concentration of vineyard Cabernet fruit, quite dense with a nice spicy richness, good fragrance on the palate, quite broad and structured, will open early and last well. Drink 2014-24.



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