Tasting Notes Lascombes 2012
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.
A wine with a pretty fruit character. Full and velvety with a medium center palate. Refined and attractive.
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