12 x 75cl * 13% ABV * Margaux , Bordeaux, France
Bordeaux in 2020 seems to have all the freshness that made the outstanding 2016 so appealing, but also combines the warmth and accessibility of vintages like 2009 - we can't get enough of this vintage, even if volumes are largely down. There's nothing secondary about the second wine of second-growth Lascombes: juicy-rich with blackberry and sweet cinnamon notes, but with a savoury backbone (think dark roast coffee beans), it oozes charm. No surprises then that the property director is ex-Lafite. Drinking 2022 to 2040.
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