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2019 Lascombes

By Chateau Lascombes

2019 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2019 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes showcases the quintessential majesty of the Margaux appellation with a vintage that speaks volumes of its origin. One feels compelled to speak not only of the wine’s inherent qualities but also of the particular temperaments that this year has lent it.

 

Vintage Vicissitudes: The Distinct Mark of 2019

Coaxed into existence by a season that flirted with extremes, the 2019 vintage stood resilient under the duress of fluctuating weather patterns. A mild winter laid the groundwork, while spring's warm embrace was followed by humid spurts and sporadic rains that challenged the vines. It was ultimately a warm summer and an exceptionally dry autumn that brought forth a fruit that was both ripe and concentrated, resulting in an impeccable harvest.

The 2019 Lascombes is an articulate expression of this dance between climate and terroir. Possessing a profound depth, its layers unravel to reveal dark fruits interlaced with an elemental minerality and subtle spice nuances, reminiscent of the region's gravelly soils.

 

Investment in Elegance: A Wine with Prospects

As fine wine investors cast their discerning eyes on Bordeaux's offerings, the 2019 Lascombes emerges as a compelling candidate. Integrated tannins and a balanced acidity suggest a promising evolution, positioned to mature splendidly within cellars and pique the interest of collectors and enthusiasts who understand the gravity of securing such vintages early on.

In essence, the 2019 Lascombes is a tapestry woven from a year where adversity was turned into advantage; it is a testament to winemaking prowess at Chateau Lascombes. Intense yet elegant, structured yet enticingly harmonious, this wine epitomises the artistry achievable in Margaux when circumstances are triumphed with skill and patience.

To understand the essence of Margaux in 2019 is to sample its articulate emissary—the 2019 Lascombes. This sophisticated elixir not only captures the heart of its exceptional terroir but stands out as a judicious acquisition for those inclined towards cultivating an enviable wine portfolio.

Current market price

$840.00

12x75cl

Highest score

94

POP score

35.71

Scores and tasting notes

93-95

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Lascombes charges out of the gate with brazen scents of blackcurrant jelly, Black Forest cake and black raspberries plus touches of cedar chest, lilacs, pencil lead, camphor and crushed rocks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate possesses beautiful poise and freshness, with a firm line of ripe, finely grained tannins supporting the intense, crunchy black fruits, finishing on a lingering mineral note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

Vintage performance