2001 Chateau Lascombes Grand Cru Margaux
The Chateau Lascombes 2000 was the finest wine Lascombes produced in over three decades, and the 2001 continues the great success this estate is enjoying under the guidance of Yves Vatelot (of Chateau Reignac) and Dr. Alain Raynaud (Chateau Quinault l'Enclos).
A blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot, it spent 18 months in cask (4 on its lees), and was bottled unfiltered. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe aromas of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, and cassis.
Medium-bodied, stylish, and elegant, with sweet tannin, impressive concentration, tremendous persistence as well as flavor intensity, and a 40+ second finish, this noble claret should be at its finest between 2005-2016.
COLOUR: dark; NOSE-absolutely gorgeous melted milk chocolate poured on top of huge ripe blueberry reduction sauce; secondary Curry spiciness; little hints of Vanilla;
TASTE: this is straight-up magic; luscious and explosive flavours; very ripe and in your face tannins; great backbone; tremendous grip of the palate; nice; nice lushness; a heavy wine; great structure; beautiful red cherries on the finish as well; elegance and power; this wine is extraordinary; a polished Princess.
13% vol. French red wine. Grand Cru Classe, Margaux.