Chateau Lascombes - Chavalier de Lascombes 2009 Margaux
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Ageing: average of 16 months in one year old French oak barrels
Clean and elegant nose, red and dark berries, some floral notes, fine integration of oak on the palate, well structured with soft tannins with a fairly long finish, a plush, attractive and very drinkable wine.
In The Heart Of Margaux
The vineyard of Château Lascombes stretches over 112 hectares (276 acres) in the Margaux appellation with 6 hectares (15 acres) in the Haut-Médoc appellation. It is today one of the largest vineyards of the 1855 Classified Growths. The Château Lascombes vines are located in the most prized parcels of Margaux and have the advantage of being planted in a unique variety of soils for this appellation. The vineyard is made up of three distinct parts of roughly equal surface areas: a gravelly mound, on which Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot are planted, a clay-gravel area planted with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and lastly, clay-limestone plots, perfectly suited to the Merlot grape variety planted there. In fact, Merlot makes up the majority of the grape composition of the vineyard with some 50%, which sets Lascombes apart from other Margaux growths.
The château, whose elegant profile can be admired from the entrance gate, contains an array of elements of different architectural styles ranging from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The original château, a classic chartreuse in design (the first floor of which remains today), was built in the 17th century. Successive owners then made their own architectural contributions, especially during the 19th century. English influence, which was widespread at the time, can particularly be observed on the building’s upper floors. From the surrounding grounds, the view of the château and its adjacent vineyard is superb.Chateau Lascombes - Official Website