2000 Lascombes, Margaux

 

 

Deep ruby, tight rim. Ripe black currant and cherry fruit with tones of violet cedar, tobacco, bay leaves and a hint of chocolate. Classic Lascombes nose indeed. Palate is still fresh with fine tannins. Medium-long finish; full. RP and Js scores at mere90 , so this Lascombes 2000 is still the best valued one you can find, considering the prices of current vintages(2012, 2011). JMQ currently rated it 94 though.

 

 

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The first of a succession of brilliant wines that have emerged from this previously moribund estate over the last decade, the fully mature 2000 Lascombes is an outstanding effort. Notes of cedarwood, roasted herbs, incense, black cherries, and currants emerge from this medium-bodied, evolved Margaux. (RP) (6/2010)

 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Bright, deep ruby. Sappy aromas of blackberry, violet and espresso. Slightly medicinal but sweet flavors of boysenberry and blackberry. Has a firm spine. This will ultimately merit a score at the higher end of my range if the slightly gritty tannins are refined during elevage. Under the direction of Alain Raynaud, the new American owners of this huge chateau did a strict selection of the best barrels for their 2000 grand vin. (ST) (6/2001)

 

Wine Spectator

Pleasant wine. Plenty of blackberry and currants, with hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied, with lovely, finely knit tannins and a long, berry and vanilla aftertaste. (3/2003)

 

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