By Chateau Lascombes
1990 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes, Margaux, Bordeaux
The venerable 1990 vintage from Chateau Lascombes stands as a profound testament to the estate's capacity to produce wines that are not just investable assets but holistic compositions of complexity and structure. It was a year in Bordeaux that Mother Nature seemed to fondly favour, bestowing upon the region an exceptional growing season. Each swirl and sniff of this Margaux reveals an exquisite narrative chronicling the climatic blessings of that year: a gentle spring, an ardent yet benevolent summer, and an impeccably timed harvest.
A Harmonious Expression of 1990 and Margaux Terroir
Casting one's senses deep into the glass of the 1990 Lascombes, one uncovers layers of olfactory pleasure. There are aromatic whispers of blackcurrant and plum that merge thorughfully with hints of cedar and subtle spices. On the palate, it unfolds gracefully, its mature tannins offering a well-defined structure that garlands the rich fruit core.
This offering from Chateau Lascombes harnesses the essence of its Margaux pedigree – a balance between power and elegance. And while the chateau's history dates back centuries, it is this particular vintage that marvelously encapsulates the harmonious intersection of time-honoured tradition and a peerless growing season.
An Irresistible Choice for Oenophiles and Investors Alike
Fine wine investors would be astute to turn their gaze towards the 1990 Lascombes for its esteemed provenance and storied lifespan. The chateau's strategic techniques in viniculture and winemaking have long been lauded, but it is the intrinsic quality of this vintage which has cemented its status among collectors.
With each evolving year, the 1990 Lascombes continues to affirm its position as one of the region's crowning jewels, offering poise and depth which resonate beautifully with both palate and portfolio. For those seeking to indulge in or diversify their collections with a piece of vinous history, this exemplary Margaux serves as an impeccable choice.
Time has graced the 1990 Lascombes with charm and sophistication; it reveals nuances that are only born from patient maturation. This wine illustrates not only what makes Chateau Lascombes a distinguished name but showcases what truly inspiring Bordeaux vintages are capable of achieving in both glass and marketplace.
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Scores and tasting notes
Exhibiting good tannin, the exotic, orange-scented 1990 offers up ripe aromas of tropical fruits, cassis, and new oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, with excellent concentration, low acidity, and a velvety, even voluptuous mouth-feel, this wine should provide delicious drinking over the next 8-10 years.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 1993