Chevalier de Lascombes Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2011
*Chevalier de Lascombes*, the second wine of cht. Lascombes, enjoys many of the same attributes of the famous Grand Cru Classe, but is more fruit forward and supple and will be delicious for at least 5 to 10 years. At less than half the price of the Grand Cru it is an outstanding bargain and is a *"must buy".**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2014*
Chateau Lascombes. a Margaux ranked second growth in the 1855 classification, bears the name of its first owner, Chevalier de Lascombes. born in 1625.
Four and a half glasses
Deep ruby with paler rims. Medium and developing nose of black cherry and liquorice. Medium in acidity, tannin and palate intensity, exhibiting blackberry, liquorice and smoke flavors. Medium+ body and medium length. Acceptable quality, suitable to drink now but can develop further.
Two and a half glasses
Three and a half glasses
This is the 2nd wine of the premier cuvee Chateau de Lascombes. Tried this side by side with the Chateau de Lascombes '04 with friends. This one seemed more rounded out, which is no surprise since it is 2 yrs older. It had tastes of sour cherries, leather, but kind of heavy on the oak. Also, put side by side with its premier cuvee, this finished a lot less shorter than its 'daddy'. This is supposed to have more merlot than the daddy, but this somehow tasted less fruity to me.... hmmm. Really liked it though, and it was fun putting them both side by side.
Love its well-balanced structure with black fruits and oak, with a little hint of spice and espresso for after-taste. Fine tannin and smooth texture. I think it has almost reached its peak. Time to serve now.
External Reviews for Chevalier de Lascombes Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux
55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet franc, and 5% petit verdot. Lascombes' second wine. Dark ruby color through to the rim. The petit verdot shows though with some green edges on the nose, but is buoyed by red fruit and a touch of camphor... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Chevalier de Lascombes 750ml
55% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Lascombes second wine. Dark ruby color through to the rim. The petit verdot shows though with some green edges on the nose but is buoyed by red fruit and a touch of camphor... Alex Lallos A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 2011 Chevalier de Lascombes Bordeaux Blend 750ml
55% cabernet sauvignon 35% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. Lascombes second wine. Dark ruby color through to the rim. The petit verdot shows though with some green edges on the nose but is buoyed by red fruit and a touch of camphor and leather. Shows some austerity on the palate but with bright fruit as well. Some evident oak in this modern Margaux. The finish is dry with some tannic backbone. Give this a year or two in bottle to integrate and become more approachable. Enjoy 2014-2019. Alex Lallos.
Midnight oil? Dense black purple to the rim, the 2009 Lascombes has enormous concentration, with loads of graphite, blackberry, and blueberry notes as well as hints of pen ink and truffle. The wine is super-intense, full-bodied, fleshy, and rich. Thi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Chevalier de Lascombes 750ml
Inky glass-staining purple. Chocolatey torrefaction and herbs currently dominate black fruit aromas on the nose. Much more fruit-dominated in the mouth: pure rich almost decadently ripe blackberry and cassis flavors are plush and creamy but possess excellent grip and precision. Very polished tannins give the luscious finish an ultrasmooth texture. Maybe a bit more New than Old World but this version of Lascombes is much more reminiscent of classic Bordeaux than other recent vintages and appears to be the best vintage here in years. Stephen Tanzers IWC.