Château Lascombes 2005

Château Lascombes (Margaux)


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The Château Lascombes 2005 (£92.93): a red wine from Margaux produced by Château Lascombes based on the best merlot and cabernet sauvignon from 2005 and shows an alcoholic strength of 12%. The Château Lascombes 2005 is the ideal red to combine with cheese and starters. Uvinum users evaluate this red wine with 4 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: robert parker: 95 and wine spectator: 93.

Technical sheet · Château Lascombes

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2005 Other vintages
Appellation:Margaux (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château Lascombes
Volume: 75 cl Other volumes
Score: RP95WS93JR16B+D17
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing: StartersCheese
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12%

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Description · Château Lascombes

Château Lascombes 2005 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)

2005 was the year of drought par excellence. The cold, dry winter
threatened an ultimate lack of moisture in the soil. The hot spring weather at the beginning of April brought about a fast, even bud-break. The
flowering, thanks to hot, dry weather, took place in a matter of days in
the majority of our plots and promised an excellent harvest. The 2005
spring was really dry, and it was undoubtedly these conditions that made
the vines gradually adapt and eventually avoid suffering from any brutal
moisture deficit in the soil during the summer. One of the direct consequences of this water constraint was the small size of the berries, in particular that of the Cabernet Sauvignon. The colour change in the grapes
also took place quickly and evenly, and the August drought brought
about an early halt in vine vegetation growth, consequently favoring
good ripening of the grapes.
We began the picking of the Merlot on September 21, and on October
8, we started harvesting the Cabernet Sauvignon, finishing on October
19th. Between these two varieties we picked our precious Petit Verdot.
As we had expected, the juice yields were low for the Cabernet
Sauvignon, though we managed to bring in a nice yield of 40 hl / ha.
For once, we did not introduce any modifications to the vat cellar in
2005. Perhaps we have reached a level of certain perfection? We
continue to sort the grapes meticulously before and after de-stemming followed by the adding of carbonic snow before the berries went up to the
second floor to be crushed and sent into vats. The cold pre-fermentation
maceration was followed by the alcoholic fermentation and the vatting
period subsequently lasted 25 to 30 days. The result of all this work was
a deep-colored, rich, dense wine with very ripe fruit flavors and sufficient
acidity to achieve a supreme overall balance. The wine was racked into
barrels throughout the month of November, and the malolactic fermentation was done in the barrels. In 2005, the top wine has once again
been aged 100% in new oak barrels. The beginning of the aging involves
our traditional method of ageing on the lees for four months, followed by
the racking and blending in March. The 2005 vintage is made up of
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
The dark, beautifully deep colour displays brilliant purple hues. After swirling, a subtle nose of spices, black fruits and licorice comes through,
enveloped by subtle toasty notes with roasted coffee beans. The palate,
after a supple entry, is explosive whereas the discreet oak comes through
subtly in the background, leaving the way for the fruit to come to the fore
front. The 2005 vintage is structured around a perfect balance of freshness, power, roundness, smoothness and very elegant tannins, which
together make up an ideal harmony.
As every year, the Chevalier de Lascombes is made in such a way that it
can be enjoyed in the medium term. The Chevalier de Lascombes 2005
is no exception and can be enjoyed for its fruit and suppleness, whilst
maintaining a concentration and elegance worthy of a Margaux wine.

Château Lascombes

Château Lascombes, a 2emé Cru Classé property is one of the largest estates in the Médoc and probably the most fragmented, with around 40 or so different parcels of vines spread throughout the Margaux appellation. It was owned between 1951 and 1971 by Alexis Lichine and was owned by Bass until...

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Posted on at 05.21


Château Lascombes 2005

Spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite; full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish

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Château Lascombes Rouge 2005 is excellent

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Château Lascombes Rouge

Soil: deep bass Quaternary Grapes: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot 5% Petit Verdot area: 84 Hec
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Reviews about Château Lascombes 2016

Owen Valerie
Owen Valerie


TASTING NOTES OF Château Lascombes 2016:
- View: blackish purple.
- Nose: aromas of roasted fruit and smoke.
- Mouth: notes of black cherry, with great concentration, hints of mint, spices, firm...
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Reviews about Château Lascombes 2015

Gloria Kent
Gloria Kent


I bought the Château Lascombes wine online.
Cherry blossom colour, nearly opaque. Characteristic nuts notes. A little bit salty but it was very good.
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Reviews about Château Lascombes 2014

Charles Walcott
Charles Walcott


Red intense cherry colour and high layer. It has a strong smell of caramel. This Margaux tasted like what it has to,  grapes.
To this red would have suit better a softer meat.
It was served at a...
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Reviews about Château Lascombes 2011

Peter Samuels
Peter Samuels


Château Lascombe Margaux 2011
It was my friend's birthday, so I brought him this bottle.
Ruby colour with intense hues. Toasty aromas. Just the right amount of sweetness.
The best one to enjoy it with a good serrano ham.
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Reviews about Château Lascombes 2009

Albert Green
Albert Green


Château Lascombe Margaux 2009
I asked for advice to a friend in a restaurant.
Shiny ruby red with high layer. Good aromas of nuts. Its flavour reminds me of wild berries.
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