chateau lascombes 2eme cru classe, margaux 2018
JAMES SUCKLING
95
DECANTER
92

2018 chateau lascombes 2eme cru classe, margaux

Why We're Buying

55% cabernet sauvignon. 40% merlot. 5% petit verdot. Age this grand vin recipe up to 30 years, and you have the best version of Château Lascombes. The second-growth Bordeaux wine estate stands out for its premier cuvée and trademarked rich, full-bodied wines.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

This is a dense and very structured young red with currant and citrus character, such as burnt orange. Full-bodied with chewy yet polished tannins and a long and flavorful finish

DECANTER
92

Decanter

For me, Lascombes always manages to get away with its exuberance and powerful push because it combines this with floral aromatics and a sense of unashamed enjoyment. It has more of an oak finesse than some, as you may expect, and it's not quite as juicy as the 2015 and 2016 but it settles into the glass and shows layers of complexity, a big punch of fruit and clear ambition. Good yields of 45hl/ha. 40% new oak.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
95

Wine Enthusiast

This is a smoky, powerful wine that shows plenty of signs of wood aging. However, it is restrained by the fine berry fruit flavors and the intensity of the tannins. It will age well

WINE SPECTATOR
96

Wine Spectator

Dark and winey, with steeped currant and plum fruit forming the core, inlaid with a licorice root note and backed by a suave mesquite hint on the finish. Fine-grained. A serious wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

JEB DUNNUCK
93

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Château Lascombes showed nicely, possessing plenty of richness as well as a light, elegant, weightless profile. Classy notes of black and blue fruits, smoked earth, and ample minerality all give way to a medium to full-bodied Margaux that’s not a heavyweight yet shines for its balance and purity. It’s going to fill out nicely with 3-5 years of cellaring.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Lascombes is deep garnet-purple in color and a little reduced to begin, offering tar and scorched earth notions over an emerging core of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves and charcuterie plus hints of bay leaves and underbrush. Full, richly fruited and laden with ripe black fruits and earthy suggestions, it has a solid foundation of firm, grainy tannins and finishes long and savory.

VINOUS
93

Vinous

The 2018 Lascombes is quite attractive in this vintage. Black cherry, plum, cloves, leather, tobacco and licorice all run through a succulent, supple Margaux that will drink well with minimal cellaring. This is an especially modern, fruit-forward style. Tasted two times.