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2007 Lascombes

By Chateau Lascombes

2007 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes, Margaux, Bordeaux

The 2007 vintage in Bordeaux was marked by a particularly idiosyncratic climate, which inevitably sculpted unique characteristics within the region’s vintages. The wines from this year, including the sterling 2007 Lascombes from Chateau Lascombes, tell a story of challenge and triumph.

 

A Vintage Testament to Skilful Winemaking

2007 in Margaux was characterised by its cool late summer after a warm spring, leading to uneven ripening. This, combined with September rains, presented vintners with a tightrope walk between maintaining the fruit's integrity and achieving optimal ripeness. Yet the 2007 Lascombes is a testament to the prowess of Chateau Lascombes' winemaking team. This claret stands out as an emblem of delicacy and poise that could only arise from skilful craft.

 

Distinctive Elegance in Uncertain Clime

Upon tasting, one is immediately struck by the wine's aromatic elegance - this is a bottle redolent of dark cherries and subtle earthy tones. The palatal narrative is one of complexity; graphite-tinged fruits interplay with delicate tannins and an acidity that whispers of careful aging potential. Despite the whims of weather, this Margaux vintage retains a remarkable freshness that is a signature of fine Bordeaux wines during challenging years such as 2007.

Investors in fine wine will note that while this may not be the most lauded year for Bordeaux, there is indeed merit in acquiring bottles where vintners have pierced through climatic veils to reveal surprising quality. The 2007 Lascombes offers such an opportunity with its intriguing narrative wrapped within layers of grace and refinement.

In terms of investment appeal, much can be said about the sleeper status of such an unassuming vintage; it is often in these overlooked years that discerning oenophiles may uncover hidden jewels. The 2007 Lascombes thus rounds off as an astute addition to any collection, promising not only an enriching tasting journey but also the potential accentuation of a diversified investment portfolio.

Market price (USD)

$670.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

50

Scores and tasting notes

91

A brilliant effort for the vintage, the 2007 Lascombes is an impressive, larger-scaled wine with beautiful notes of incense, spring flowers, blackberries, cassis, and subtle spicy oak. Full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, with no hard edges, this voluptuously textured Margaux can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #188

90

Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. Although I often find Lascombes over-ripe, I cannot deny that this 2007 is one of the better examples from Margaux. It has a ripe blackberry, cedar and tar scented nose with a touch of scorched earth. The palate is medium-bodied with sharp acidity on the entry, grainy in texture, good backbone but quite dry towards the finish. Fine. Tasted January 2011.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2011

88

Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Lascombes has a simple bouquet that is almost Burgundy-like in style, quite pure but a little monochromatic: simple redcurrant and strawberry scents laced with cedar. The palate is medium-bodied with soft tannin, very smooth in the mouth, with a more high-toned finish than its peers. There is something quite lactic about this Margaux, easygoing but lacking the intellect of its peers. It is a Lascombes that is probably à point, but it should continue giving pleasure over the next decade. Tasted February 2017.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 June 2017

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