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Lascombes 1996

Chateau Lascombes

21 years

This is a mainstream, oaky, soft, fruity wine without much depth or length. It is open-knit, with dried herb and black currant fruit in its moderately intense aromatics. The short finish reveals no hard edges. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. *** This dark ruby-colored wine reveals sweet fruit on the attack, medium body, moderate tannin, a compressed, monolithic style, and a short finish. I am giving it the benefit of the doubt for now, but there is not much to get excited about. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2010. * Neither the 1995 nor 1996 performed as well as they had in the past, both suffering from hard tannin, austere, dry personalities, and with respect to the 1995, tasting stripped, as if it had been excessively fined and/or filtered.

80 Robert Parker score

€ 830
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Lascombes

Chateau Lascombes is a top fine wine producer located in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux, France. As designated by the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855, Chateau Lascombes holds the rank of Second Growth.

In addition to its primary wine, Chateau Lascombes produces a second wine labeled Chevalier de Lascombes. Of the two premier fine wines, over 300,000 bottles are shipped out each and every year.

The vineyards at Chateau Lascombes contain a grape selection of around 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and another 5% Petit Verdot. Usually, these outstanding fine wines are mature enough to drink in just under 10 years, and can keep well for up to 30 years.

20,000 - 22,000 cases

Annual production

Second Growth

Classification

Margaux/Left Bank

Location/Region

84 hectares

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