Using lower yields and a stricter selection of grapes, the quality of this Margaux is on the rise.
Aged for 18 months in 60% new oak barrels this is a a complex and generous wine with aromas of licorice, graphite, charcoal and leather. Full-bodied and opulent with a silky texture.
A gorgeous example of Lascombes, the 2005, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, continues the remarkable turn-around in quality that began five years ago. A stunningly opulent wine with a dense purple color, the 2005 possesses a beautiful perfume of spring flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and graphite, full body, silky but noticeable tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and a stunning, 45+-second finish. This is a brilliant, modern-styled Margaux that should age for 30-35 years.- 95 pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate