Since the Millennium Lascombes has been producing wonderfully ripe, sensual wines in a very modern style. These have found favour with Robert Parker and we have to say that we have also been charmed by the luxurious, decadent style of Lascombes. Really exotic, intoxicating aromas of cooked meats, cut flowers, spice box and truffle. Big lush stylish attack of svelte juicy black fruit with a lovely salty, chocolaty finish. Silky, beautifully crafted, slick, sweet tannins. A splendid Lascombes.
Lascombes is a 2ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Margaux.
The wines tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbour St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, a patchwork of vineyards with lesser parcels classed purely as Haut-Médoc. A myriad of soil mixtures can be found, clay, limestone, and gravel. Though quality is not always consistent here, the potential is great as more Margaux properties were included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Graves than any other appellation.
The two leading lights are the highly sought after Châteaux Margaux and Palmer, though there are several other solid performers including Brane-Cantenac, Rauzan-Ségla, Durfort-Vivens, Lascombes, Giscours, Ferrières, Malescot St Exupery and Luc Thienpont’s new boutique vineyard, Clos des Quatre Vents.