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Lascombes 2002

Chateau Lascombes

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A candidate for one of the top wines of the vintage, Lascombes has turned in a brilliant effort with a deep ruby/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of plums, cassis, black cherries, and flowers. It boasts a terrific texture, medium to full body, an expansive, multi-layered mid-palate and a tremendously pure finish revealing nicely integrated wood, acidity, alcohol, and tannin. This is a beauty of precision and power. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020. *** Several samples of this wine revealed beautiful fruit, a creamy texture, sweet tannin, but a heavy hand with the oak component. The bouquet offers aromas of espresso and black fruits. There is outstanding purity as well as a supple texture, but the wood must become better integrated for this 2002 to merit an outstanding score. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2014

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€ 900

 October 2015

Chateau Lascombes

Chateau Lascombes is a top fine wine producer located in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France. As designated by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Chateau Lascombes holds the rank of Second Growth.

In addition to its primary wine, Chateau Lascombes produces a second wine labeled Chevalier de Lascombes. Of the two premier fine wines, over 300,000 bottles are shipped out each and every year.

The vineyards at Chateau Lascombes contain a grape selection of around 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and another 5% Petit Verdot. Usually, these outstanding fine wines are mature enough to drink in just under 10 years, and can keep well for up to 30 years.

20,000 - 22,000 cases

Second Growth

Margaux/Left Bank

84 hectares

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