Chevalier de Lascombes 2016 - A.O.C Margaux
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88.2 sur 100 based on 4 Average rating of the Experts
Experts Global ScoreBased on 4 reviews
88.2
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Experts Reviews

89/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
92/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
87/
Score de Decanter
Decanter
85-88/
Score de vinous
Vinous

This is still a bit compact, but has juicy black cherry and plum notes lined with a briar hint, while sweet tobacco and singed juniper accents gild the subtly long finish. Best from 2021 through 2029. 25,000 cases made.
89
points on 100
Second wine of Lascombes, from a straight 50/50 split between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A touch of reduction on the nose, as you can easily find in barrel samples, but this is still very attractive with a good depth and intensity. The finish is not quite holding together, even when tasted a week later at a different negociant tasting. Seems to be the oak swamping the fruit a touch.
87
points on 100
A blast of super-ripe dark fruit, torrefaction and smoke gives the 2016 Chevalier de Lascombes its assertive personality. This is an especially bold, virile second wine. In my view, the oak is a bit overdone for a wine that is intended to be enjoyed upon release.
85-88
points on 100

Description

The vineyard of Château Lascombes covers 112 hectars and is located in the Margaux appellation. It is currently one of the largest vineyards of the Crus Classés from 1855. Its Château has an elegant silhouette with varied styles which combines elements of the 17th and the 19th century.


A long story

From the 17th century to the present day, ten generations of owners have succeeded one another; each generation has shaped the history of the Château Lascombes. The oldest known owner was the Chevalier de Lascombes, who bequeathed his name to the estate and the latest owner was, Alexis Lichine, a trader and excellent wine taster who is respected by his peers at the MASCSF. They bought the wine estate in 2011 from Colony Capital and became the owners. Their will was to raise the quality of the wines to an even higher standard and to thus perpetuate the work started by the first owners.




A style

Through their requirements and all the daily care that contributed to its excellence, Château Lascombes has reached the highest sales in Margaux. The wine is both firm and unctuous; it is a wine of great temperament and great care, which was born to cross the decades. The beautiful proportion of Merlot in its blend also makes it easier to drink when its still young. This wine is an alliance of power and elegance, creaminess and tannic richness: the Château Lascombes is a complex wine. Young, its deep color is always impressive. The palate combines finesse and mellowness with a very noble tannin grain. Over the years, you need to rediscover Château Lascombes to fully appreciate its aromatic complexity and to see its structure evolve to become more and more suave.




Chevalier de Lascombes

The harvest is done manually and made in 10kg crates including double sorting. After cold maceration, the vinification is conducted in stainless steel vats and thermo regulated vats for 30 to 40 days. The malolactic fermentation is done in barrels. The wine is then aged on lees for 4 months. After the blending with a proportion of merlot greater than the proportion of merlot in the first wine, the aging of 12 months is done in French oak barrels. Before bottling, a collage is made with fresh egg whites.


Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Lascombes
  • Type of wine
    Second wine
  • Appellation
    Margaux
  • Superficy
    112 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    20 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    20% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2034
  • Wine apogee
    2029
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second wine) from Margaux is made with a vineyard that has an area of 112 hectares by Château Lascombes. The average age of the vines is 20 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 12 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 20% of new barrels.

Margaux

The AOC Margaux extends to the south of the Médoc over 1,490 ha and produces an average of 62,500 hl of red wines per year.
The appellation selects the best soils and has some of the most beautiful bass ridges in all of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Médoc and also one of the largest. Margaux includes five municipalities: Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde, Margaux and Soussans.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot make fine, elegant wines with a harmonious, full mouth, supported by a fine frame of delicate and tasty tannins. The finish is all in harmony and elegance. Margaux is a feminine wine, which keeps and evolves throughout its life.