Chateau Lascombes   Lascombes

2012 Lascombes

By Chateau Lascombes

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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. In other words, the 2012 Lascombes is loaded. No doubt the high percentage of Merlot in the final blend gives this wine a fleshiness and succulence that is unusual in the Médoc. Rich, pure and full, it should hit its prime in another 4-5 years and last at least two or three decades.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 April 2015


An outstanding wine in this vintage, the full-bodied 2012 Lascombes reveals more power, concentration and texture than many of its peers. Its dense blue/purple color is followed by notes of acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, black currants, vanillin and toast. Medium to full-bodied with excellent texture (for a 2012), as well as good follow through and length, this soft, plush, outstanding Margaux should drink well for 12-15 years.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #206


A wine with a pretty fruit character. Full and velvety with a medium center palate. Refined and attractive.

James Suckling -, April 21st 2013


Tasted from a barrel sample at en primeur. The Grand Vin is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 4 until 18 October. It offers plenty of juicy black fruit on the nose, with subtle graphite notes coming through. The oak is nicely integrated here. The palate has a sorbet-like freshness on the entry. There is clearly a lot of skin maceration here - vatting time between 30 and 35 days. The finish just feels rather pushed and monotonous, a little 'worked' after picking. We will see

Neal Martin - Wine Journal May 2013

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