Tasting Notes Lascombes 2006
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.
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.