12 x 75cl * 13.5% 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. Lascombes, a Second Growth, is recognised as one of the jewels in Margaux's shining crown. A strong fruit core of spiced blackberry and raspberry coulis tinged with graphite gives this its longevity. Full and firm tannins will eventually soften and unfurl into a thing of beauty - but do give it plenty of time. Drink 2026 - 2042.
James Suckling : 94-95 points
Vinous : 92-94 points
Wine Advocate : 92-94 points
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