Chateau Lascombes 2004
RP93. The intense colour of a very ripe cherry. Exquisite nose combining black fruit and a note of fall undergrowth. The harmonious palate, ample attack, and velvety, soft, smooth tannins. A generous wine to age.
Gilbert and Gaillard 97. Another brilliant effort from this estate, the 2004 Lascombes (a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot) exhibits a deep blue/purple hue along with a sweet perfume of blueberries, black raspberries, cherries, incense, smoke, and spring flowers. While abundant, underneath the full-bodied richness of fruit and depth is a structured wine. As it sits in the glass, an espresso roast character (no doubt from new oak) also emerges. Enjoy this pure, structured, fleshy beauty between 2010-2025.