Chateau Lascombes   Lascombes

2006 Lascombes

By Chateau Lascombes

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One of the more modern-styled wines from the appellation of Margaux, always with a prominent overlay of toasty new oak, espresso roast, and sweet black fruits, this wine seems more restrained and has backed off its concentration with the 2006. It is a mid-weight, elegant wine with notes of licorice and black currants as well as a hint of tobacco leaf. The wine is concentrated and obviously outstanding, but the moderate tannins in the finish suggest cellaring it for 2-3 years and drinking it over the following 15-20.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #181


Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château Lascombes has an open and generous bouquet: red berry fruit, cured Italian meat, quite savoury compared to its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe red cherry and blueberry fruit, quite sweet in the mouth with a gentle, quite sensual finish. It is not a complex Margaux, although there is an appealing plushness to the texture and it has upheld better freshness on the finish than I initially thought. That said, a bottle subsequently tasted blind was below par and was besmirched with a tinny veneer. Tasted April 2016.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 29 May 2016


Tasted blind at Southwold '06 Bordeaux tasting. Although this is quite oaky and modern on the nose, there is certainly sufficient fruit to back this up. Good definition, nice clarity here. The palate has a ripe entry, very tannic and lacking focus towards the finish, with just a touch of greenness poking out towards the finish. Forceful and assertive, without the intellect to back it up. Tasted January 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2010

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