Château Lascombes 2016 - A.O.C Margaux
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Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lascombes features beautiful candied violets, Black Forest cake, cassis and menthol with hints of underbrush, cloves, pencil lead and tar. Medium-bodied with good intensity and firm, grainy tannins, it finishes long and perfumed.
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While there are serious layers of wood in this young wine, it scores with its rich black-currant fruits and fine ripe tannins. It has structure and concentration, a wine that has great potential. Drink from 2025.
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This is dark and lush in feel, with alluring steeped plum and blackberry fruit carried by velvety tannins, picking up lilac, incense, black tea and alder notes along the way. Fresh acidity runs throughout, keeping everything detailed and focused. Best from 2022 through 2035. 31,667 cases made.
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Very attractive, ripe dark berries with a meaty edge that delivers a very compelling wine from the outset. Quite plush and elegant tannins with a smooth, juicy and attractive finish that holds long and is saturated in flavor. Seamless build. Really stunning. Try from 2022.
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In many cases these Margaux are showing better than they did at en primeur, the ageing process helping to fatten them up. Here, full-on aromatics spiral out of the glass, an appealingly seductive nose. The palate is austere, yes, but the tannins are tight and present rather than raw, building up in the mouth. There's a clear precision to the fruit, very carefully delineated and with good persistency, leading to a finish of cold ash, tobacco and pencil-lead. It's a wine to think about, to hold on to, to enjoy, and this gives full rein to the classy image of Margaux as the centre of delicacy and precision in the Médoc. Michel Rolland consults. Drinking Window 2024-2040.
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Dark blackish purple. I'd hate to be given this blind. It's pure Napa Valley! So sweet! So concentrated! Not really Margaux but a mouthful of concentration, certainly. Drying finish with a slight suggestion of something underripe on the very end. Extremely different from most of its neighbours but the style will definitely appeal to some palates. Just goes a bit dead on the end.
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Cultivant son style ample, avec un boisé généreux et une maturité poussée, Lascombes 2016 est un vin qui nourrit. Dense, très puissant, il doit maintenant canaliser son énergie.
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The 2016 Lascombes is grown into a gorgeous wine. Blackberry jam, chocolate, new leather, espresso and copious new oak all flesh out in this ample, resonant wine. As always Lascombes is done in a style that brings out the more lush, flamboyant side of Margaux. In this vintage, all the elements meld together effortlessly, something that isn't always the case.
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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.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Lascombes
  • Type of wine
    Second Classified Growth
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    112 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    35 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    60% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2025 and 2046
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Margaux is made with a vineyard that has an area of 112 hectares by Château Lascombes. The average age of the vines is 35 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 60% of new barrels.


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.