Château Lascombes Margaux Grand Cru Classé 2015


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The iconic, ivy-covered Château Lascombes is one of the most recognizable structures in all of Margaux. One would never expect this picturesque and secluded estate to have one of the largest vineyards in the Médoc. The vineyard is an astounding 120 hectares primarily located in Margaux; with 10 hectares in the Haut-Médoc appellation. With a staff of 36, one can imagine the harvest period on such a vast estate would be difficult to manage. Because of their access to state-of-the-art technology and some of the most desirable plots in Margaux, the viticultural team of Château Lascombes produces wines that continue to impress and receive critical acclaim.

Château Lascombes earned its namesake after its owner, Antoine Chevalier de Lascombes in 1625. The estate was inherited from the Durfort de Duras family who also owned Château Durfort – later known as the famed Second Growth property, Château Durfort-Vivens. Château Lascombes was classified as a Second Growth estate in 1855, but its history really began when it was purchased almost a hundred years later. Alexis Lichine and a group of investors – including the wealthy American, David Rockefeller – purchased the estate in 1952.

There is a diverse array of soil types at Château Lascombes. Gravelly outcroppings are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The property also has limestone terroir, which is highly unique to the Margaux region. It is the areas with clay and limestone where the primary varietal at Château Lascombes, Merlot, really shines. Château Lascombes has 50% of its vineyard planted with Merlot – an unusual choice for an estate in Margaux. The vines are on average 35 years old, and only 50-hectares of the sprawling vineyard are considered able to produce the wines of top Second Growth quality.

The estate is presently managed by Dominique Befve, who brings his expertise from ten years as technical director at Château Lafite Rothschild and Duhart Milon. Upon his arrival, Dominique oversaw major technical innovations to the cellar. The cellar astonishes visitors with its signature blue lights and technologically advanced Oxoline racks. The racks rotate the barrels and keep the lees of the wine in suspension, reducing oxidation and making the wine round and more immediately accessible.

Open at least 1 hour before tasting, this Margaux finesse will be preferred at the time of entry (meat) or on your cheese board (soft and hard pasta).



6 in stock


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Medium to deep garnet-purple in color
Nose The nose is open and very expressive. By turning the glass, the richness of the wine is revealed with ripe black fruits appearing in the foreground. Subtle oak notes flow through harmoniously in an explosion of fruit aromas
Palate Tasty, followed by an invasion of fruit on the palate. The wine is at the same time precise, concentrated, opulent and lively. The tannins are soft and silky. The oak blends discreetly into a lovely fleshy mouthfeel, while the finish is extremely long

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 47% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot
Alcohol % 14%
Style Medium to full bodied Margaux Red
Estate/Producer MASCF/Michel Roland
Country France
Region Bordeaux-Left Bank (Margaux)
Vintage 2015
Vinification Temperature controlled fermentation followed by 18 months in barrique
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to drink now, but will age gracefully for another two decades


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