Tasting Notes: The wine has a beautiful blueberry-scented nose with hints of acacia flowers, licorice, graphite and some subtle charcoal and background oak. Clearly a modern style of Margaux, it is pure, seamless, full-bodied and opulent, and the high glycerin and silky texture of 2012 are brilliantly displayed in this wine.
After a fresh entry on the palate, the wine’s powerful yet elegant structure comes to the fore. The balance between alcohol, acidity and concentration is maintained. Fleshy and velvety on the mid-palate with fine, already coated tannins. The wine has amazingly integrated the vintage’s 80% new oak, which delicately accompanies the black fruit flavours. The finish is long and promises great ageing potential.
Combining power and elegance, smoothness and tannins, Château Lascombes is a wine of great complexity. In its youth, its depth of colour never fails to impress. Finesse and softness on the palate are complemented by stylish, fine-grained tannins. Château Lascombes should be enjoyed as it ages over the years to enable full appreciation of its aromatic complexity and the development of its ever-more suave structure in bottle.