Chateau Lascombes 2012, Second Growth Margaux
Team is of the view the view that Lascombes 2012 tastes better and 2011, based on their findings in the Grand Crus Des Union Tasting hosted at Continental Hotel Hong Kong in Summer of 2014. On the other hand, Lascombes 2012 should sell easier than Lascombes becasuse its USPs are easier to define. Scores are also slight more impressive(WA94, RP94, WE93, GG95).Rightly put by Steven Spurrier about the performance of 2012 Left Bank overall, climate benefits Merlots, and benefits any Margaux with higher Merlot content, including Lascombes 2012 with 48% majority. Compared to Lascombes 2011 which may have better structure, Lascombes 2012 has even more ripe, upfront fruit, and is even more balanced in giving better tannins, good alcohol strength.
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From a tasting angle, 2012 a better vintage. Drink Business also thinks so. Read the following if you may wish to know more their views as well:
Team finds Robert Parker’s tasting reflect well the tasting, but probably missed the violet and fragrances and associated nuances. So Chateau Lascombes is indeed an ‘intriguing’ blend of 48% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. This inky purple-colored wine is ripe, progressively styled, big, rich, thick and juicy. To Parker, vintage 2012 Lascombes is loaded and the high percentage of Merlot in the final blend gives this wine a fleshiness and succulence that is unusual in the Médoc, reflecting the views of Stephen Spurrier. Rich, pure and full, it should hit its prime in another 4-5 years and last at least two or three decades.’ This is a En Primeurs notes, from now on Chateau Lascombes 2012 starts to be drinking well.