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Old 06-03-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
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Chateau Lascombes Margaux '02

Any opinions? Anyone tried it?
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Old 06-03-2006, 07:16 PM   #2
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WAY to young.
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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Indeed, not sure whether it's worth investing in a bottle.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:07 AM   #4
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Analysis of growing season:
A cool, wet spring resulted in difficulties regarding incidence of disease and setting of the fruit. These problems would eventually lead to a significant decrease in the overall yields. The weather was quite unsettled throughout most of the summer. However, heat and sunshine returned during September and October. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot showed better than the Merlot.

Yield:
26 hectoliters per hectare - very low.

Barrel breakdown:
80% new oak

Style of wine:
Excellent fruit and good structure, in the 'modern' Bordeaux style, that is to say drinkable fairly early but with sufficient firmness to keep over the medium term. Steven Spurrier recommends drinking the 2002 Lascombes from 2006 through 2015.

The overall analysis of the vintage reminds me very much of 1978, when an exceptional autumn rescued an otherwise entirely mediocre growing season. Many of the 1978s from the Haut-Médoc began to show very well beginning around the 5 to 6-year mark. Lascombes, which has been prone to variability in the past, is apparently back on form of late.
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I may have misunderstood. If your intention is to lay it down for many years, then follow jazznut's excellent advise.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:18 AM   #6
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Probably not one of their better crop yields but nonetheless I picked up a bottle for $30. We'll let it lay for a while and see what happens. Thanks guys!
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