Tasting Notes Lascombes 2004
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 opulent, 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.
An opulent, rounded nose: blackberry and tar. Undeniably attractive. The palate has good concentration with well-integrated cassis and blackberry fruit. Good weight and harmony with a firm grip on the finish. I am intrigued to see how barrel-ageing will affect this wine. Excellent. Tasted April 2005.