Chateau Lascombes 2005

Chateau Lascombes, Margaux 2005 This wine is super toasty in the nose with hints of dark chocolate and cassis. The mouth is quite structured urging a good 10 years and more in the cellar, yet already the black fruit is popping out. Fire up the grill for a big steak if you have to dring this tonight. 84 hectares are planted to 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot on soils of gravel, clay-limestone and clay-gravel. The final blend for the ’05 is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and the wine was aged exclusively in new French oak. Consulting winemaker since 2001 is Michel Rolland. Mis en bouteilles au chateau a Margaux 13.5% $87.99 at Bottle Barn Chateau Lascombes

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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