Tasting Notes Lascombes 2002
A candidate for one of the top wines of the vintage, Lascombes has turned in a brilliant effort with a deep ruby/purple color as well as gorgeous aromas of plums, cassis, black cherries, and flowers. It boasts a terrific texture, medium to full body, an expansive, multi-layered mid-palate and a tremendously pure finish revealing nicely integrated wood, acidity, alcohol, and tannin. This is a beauty of precision and power. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.
Tasted blind at Farr's 2002 Bordeaux tasting. A noticeably deep garnet colour. Fine definition on the nose with well-integrated, vanillary new oak but the fruit attaining good lift and clarity. So far, so good. The full-bodied palate is well-defined palate but then there is a touch of over-extraction and a scintilla of Madeirized, prune fruit towards the soft finish. Tasted October 2009.