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2008 Lascombes

By Chateau Lascombes

2008 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes, Margaux, Bordeaux, France

A study in the artistry of winemaking under duress, the 2008 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes articulates a story of triumph in Margaux despite the challenges presented by the vintage's erratic climate. The season flirted with precarity—protracted periods of rain threatened the grapes, yet meticulous vineyard management and late sunny intermissions allowed for a graceful recovery, encapsulated in the bottle to be relished and discussed.

 

Finely-Tuned Finesse: A Benchmark Vintage for Investors

The 2008 vintage’s labour bore unexpected richness, spawning an opulent yet notably refined Lascombes. Ascending from its glassy bastion, there are immediate allusions to cassis and black cherries laced with an earthy minerality reflective of Margaux's esteemed terroir. The oak is integrated seamlessly conveying whispers of vanilla and licorice - a fine partner to the estate's judicious use of Cabernet Sauvignon intertwined with Merlot.

Its structure deserves applause; an elegantly woven tannic cloak envelopes the palate, suggesting a wine still unfolding its intricate layers. Far from peaking, this vintage promises further evolution—a siren call for collectors who revel in the anticipation of maturation and transformation over time.

 

A Vintage to Witness: The Indelible Stamp of 2008

The 2008 Lascombes exemplifies Margaux's ability to overcome adversity, presenting investors with a choice asset poised not merely for enjoyment but as a centerpiece in any discerning portfolio. The vintage year illustrates how even modest expectations can be exceeded when patience and expertise converge

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Savour now or cellar; the 2008 Lascombes ensures that either choice rewards with complexity and charm. As it courses towards its zenith, secure your allocation - an investment in elegance, poise and the enduring narrative of an extraordinary Bordelais year.

Market price (SGD)

$1,500.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

69.23

Scores and tasting notes

93

Another incredibly successful sleeper of the vintage, the 2008 Lascombes confirms just how many top 2008s were produced. A dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged color is followed by a sexy, up-front perfume of forest floor, damp earth, blue and red fruits and a touch of spicy oak. Lush with low acidity and sweet tannin, it appears to be a bigger version of the stunning 2008 Malescot St.-Exupery. Drink it over the next 15 or more years – it is well-worth buying by the case.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 1 May 2011

87

Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. This is a better bottle of Lascombes compared to previous encounters. It has quite a fleshy bouquet, quite delicate and defined with redcurrant and wild strawberry, a little kirsch in the background. The palate is tannic and a little saline on the entry with gritty tannins and a masculine, chalky finish. Nice purity but a little abrupt. Tasted January 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2012

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