By Chateau Lascombes
2015 Lascombes from Château Lascombes, Margaux, Bordeaux, France
The magnificent 2015 vintage stood as a beacon of quality and refinement across Bordeaux, and this great year has wonderfully articulated its narratives through the plush, yet structured expression of 2015 Lascombes from Château Lascombes. Embraced by the terroirs of Margaux, the château's interpretation of this harvest brings to the fore an elegantly orchestrated complexity.
Investment-Worthy Vintage Stellar Performance
The influence of the 2015 climactic conditions on the vines was nothing short of stellar – a moderate spring followed by a sunny and particularly dry June and July set the stage for optimal grape development. The culmination in late-summer rains resulted in a balanced maturation process which is vividly encapsulated in the layers of the 2015 Lascombes.
The bouquet is an arresting tapestry of dark cherry and cassis, seamlessly woven with threads of violet and delicate hints of oak. On the palate, a statuesque presence is adorned with tannins that speak both of power and grace. Black fruit tones dance hand-in-hand with subtle minerality and are enrobed by a finely textured finish that lingers gracefully.
A Vintage With a Distinctive Voice
Among its peers, the 2015 vintage house style bears a distinctive voice. It harmoniously echoes the strength of Château Lascombes's winemaking philosophy while artfully incorporating the intrinsic qualities endowed by a season marked by tranquil weather patterns leading to harvest. This exemplar achieves a balance rarely encountered so early in life, forecasting a favourable evolution for those in fine wine investment circles.
This particular Margaux triumph deftly conveys both opulence and precision, without forfeiting its noble pedigree. As such, 2015 Lascombes from Château Lascombes distinguishes itself as one of the region's most promising vintages for long-term cellaring potential – an enticing proposition for investors and connoisseurs alike.
In conclusion, treasures such as the 2015 Lascombes are not only milestones within an illustrious wine-growing legacy but also secure investments that promise to unfurl their splendour with time. Sophisticated aficionados will be well-rewarded both sensorially and financially as they witness this Margaux vintage blossom in all its grandeur.
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Scores and tasting notes
Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Lascombes has a beautiful nose of black forest cake, violets, cassis and tilled soil with wafts of garrigue and potpourri. Medium-bodied, very fine and elegant with great intensity of restrained, earthy flavors, it has a long, savory finish.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 21 February 2018
A frankly fruit-driven style, but delicious, with exuberant plum and blackberry paste flavors leading the way, backed by a melted licorice note. The velvety finish has good underlying acidity.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - James Molesworth - winespectator.com
The 2015 Lascombes has a dense, rich bouquet with licorice and cigar box-infused black fruit and a touch of wilted violet. It feels rather tight-fisted compared to its peers in the Margaux appéllation. The palate is very smooth on the entry, plenty of new oak here, balanced but for want of a better word, missing some personality - especially on the finish that feels just a little labored.
Neal Martin - eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
No tasting note available.
Tim Atkin - timatkin.com
Dark purple. A little bit of wood shavings on the nose of this, as in the second wine. Very sweet palate entry without quite the energy of some of the most successful Margaux but it is certainly dramatic. Some will love its full-on impact. Tastes a bit alcoholic.
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com